End : 01|17|2012 at: 10:00 PM
Street:733 Rivers St
Punch Brothers with Chris Thile
Punch Brothers with Chris Thile @ Farthing Auditorium 2/17/12
"As complex as it gets, the music remains direct, intensely expressive--with melodic passages that stay in the memory--and reaches a satisfying, powerful climax..." -Chicago Tribune
"...expands the frontier of an emerging style of what might be called American country-classical chamber music." -The New York Times
As performing and recording artists, composers and interpreters, technicians and stylists, the Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile have established their place among the most dynamic and talented musicians across contemporary music. These five individuals continue to push the boundaries of possibility while maintaining an unerring devotion to the basic audience experience.
Punch Brothers first came together for the making of the 2006 album, How to Grow a Woman from the Ground, which earned them a Grammy nomination for the song "The Eleventh Reel" and contains a mix of covers and original songs. From there the band began touring and adopted the name Punch Brothers before releasing their second album, Punch, in 2008. Their most recent album,Antifogmatic, includes a set of collectively written material that ventures where no string band has gone before and continues to push the boundaries of their creativity.
Punch Brothers are currently the subject of an upcoming feature-length documentary called How to Grow a Band and have appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and were among three finalists in ESPN's cut-throat, fan-voted battle of the bands in interpretations of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
The band members' diverse backgrounds and extraordinary talents make the group impossible to describe and thrilling to experience. Band members include: Chris Thile (mandolin), Chris Eldride (guitar), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Gabe Witcher (violin) and Paul Kowert (bass).