I used to lament the fact that I wasn't alive when bands like The Beatles or Zeppelin were making music. Now, I'm just thankful to inhabit the same era as Punch Brothers. Finally, a band my generation can be proud to claim! Easily some of the most talented and innovative musicians making music today.
Just phenomenal - I only discovered these guys a couple of weeks ago and have since bought all of their albums. Now I want more... and more like them. (Now if only Ray Lamontagne would only return to his roots and get off of the psychedelic brit-pop bandwagon. :'( )
'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.
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.
@uncelestial: There's not a lot out there that's similar to Punch Brothers, but maybe check out Joy Kills Sorrow. They're also pretty talented, and push the boundaries of acoustic instruments in a similar fashion.