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Punch Brothers

Dec 8 2012 - 8:00pm

PUNCH BROTHERS are the New York City-based quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. The group, as virtuosic as it is freewheeling, evolved out of a 2007 collaboration on Thile's string-band suite, The Blind Leading the Blind, which premiered at Carnegie Hall in a series curated by composer John Adams. Its debut disc for Nonesuch Records, Punch, was released in 2008, followed by the Jon Brion-produced Antifogmatic (2010). The five members each have impressive resumes within the progressive string-band scene and are regularly sought-after as guest stars and session players. Punch Brothers are currently featured on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games and the Chieftains' 50th Anniversary disc, Voice Of Ages. As guitarist Eldridge notes, ’Every little side project we’ve done has helped us come back to Punch Brothers with new ideas and new energy and a new sense of confidence, a righteous need to create stuff.”

Opening for PUNCH BROTHERS is THE MILK CARTON KIDS, the Los Angeles-based folk duo consisting of singers and guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan. Formed in early 2011, their approach has been described by NPR as "gorgeous contemporary folk.”


SAT, DECEMBER 8, 2012 8:00PM
WHEELER OPERA HOUSE
TICKET PRICES: $35.00 ALL SEATS
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