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(2006 – present)

Punch Brothers are a progressive bluegrass band formed by Chris Thile in 2006. The band consists of Chris Thile (mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle/violin), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar), and Paul Kowert (bass). As performing and recording artists, composers and interpreters, technicians and stylists, they continue to push the boundaries of possibility while maintaining an unerring devotion to the basic audience experience.

In the 2009-10 season, the band visits a long list of venues including Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall (where they debuted in Zankel Hall in 2007), the Somerville Theater in Boston, Old Town School in Chicago, the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, UMS Ann Arbor, Duke University, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and many others. They have performed recently in nearly every conceivable format and space, from small clubs (they have a regular series at the Living Room in New York and have played frequently at Largo in Los Angeles) to concert halls (Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Sheldon Hall in St. Louis, Mondavi Center in Davis, Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, the Allen Room in New York, in addition to Carnegie) to festivals of all kinds (Bonnaroo, Ravinia, Aspen, Telluride, Spoleto, Savannah, Chamber Music Northwest). Their shows include an unpredictable mix of original songs written by the band, the 4-movement chamber suite The Blind Leaving the Blind (composed by Thile), traditional bluegrass and folk tunes

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  • kauedurantii

    MAGNET IS SO FUCKING GOOD

    28 Feb 7:14pm Reply
  • shadrach_451

    'The Phosphorescent Blues' is shockingly good. I doubt there is a person on the planet that couldn't find something they love about a song like "My Oh My". They sell their passions with their talent, and the results are gold.

    23 Feb 9:30pm Reply
  • blakeandcamp

    Man this album is incredible.

    21 Jan 6:23am Reply
  • killmoms

    "Familiarity" is blowing my mind more and more with each listen. Now if only I could puzzle out a couple of the more elusive lyrics…

    8 Jan 12:03pm Reply
  • celexicdream

    The Phosphorescent Blues is a winner. So glad they included their rendition of Claude Debussy's Passepied. Gorgeous new album.

    1 Jan 11:27pm Reply
  • jaydodge

    screams loudly THE NEW SONG IS SO GOOD

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • _lyra_b

    Five of the most talented musicians anywhere. An incredible sound coupled with clever & emotion-inducing lyrics. Completely loving this band!

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Karen_Helena

    Please, come to Brazil!

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • karmapolice41

    @StormandStatic that's the cello/upright bass, not the violin.

    17 Jun 2013 Reply
  • kauedurantii

    Alex. <3

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • BrandNewThrice2

    normally not my type of stuff but Im obsessed!

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • kamlente

    Soon or Never ♡

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • jaydodge

    Just saw them in concert and it was honestly the best show I have ever been to. Oh god. Go go go go go go go go GOGOGOGOGOGOGO IF YOU EVER CAN.

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ThunderAndStorm

    T-minus 14 hours til First Ave sooo pumped

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
  • eyepenis

    awesome stuff

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • BarbaraMuerdter

    Some pictures of the show in Berlin: http://www.popkontext.de/index.php/2012/10/24/punch-brothers-am-23-10-2012-im-lido-berlin/

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • cldolen

    Congratulations to Chris Thile this years recipient of the Macarthur Foundation fellowship:Mandolinist and composer Chris Thile was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

    8 Oct 2012 Reply
  • megamegan0108

    A signed setlist from the Punch Brothers Park West concert on March 1, 2012 is up for auction on November 16th! If you can't attend the auction, you can bid on the item or buy it now here: http://www.rockforkids.org/ Rock for Kids is an organization which provides underserved children in Chicago with music education.

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • cor3y

    taking history into account, perhaps you meant guys in metal bands wished they were in bluegrass bands.

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Bonobo791

    They deserve all types of things...not just listeners...the best band I've found yet. It's a good thing that they are at this level...mainstream does horrible things to amazing music.

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
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