Tag: Chris Thile

Chris Thile and Claire Coffee married

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Sorry girls…  and guys! Mandolin master Chris Thile has married actress Claire Coffee. They were wed in a small private ceremony at Blackberry Farm in East Tennessee on December 23. Chris is the driving force behind Punch Brothers, and widely-regarded as among the most gifted […]

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All-Star Civil War Tribute Due Nov 5

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
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ATO Records has announced November 5th as the official release date for Divided & United, a two-disc set commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This hearty thirty-two song collection features the best in American music. Drawing from country, bluegrass, and Americana music, this has been […]

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Chris Thile preaches to the Wall Street Journal

| August 24, 2013 | 6 Comments
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Chris Thile shot a brief video interview for The Wall Street Journal (posted yesterday), in which he expounds on one of his favorite themes: good music is good music.  

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Thile on Bach on PBS

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
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To help promote his latest CD release, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, Chris Thile was featured on Monday night’s PBS Newshour. There he spoke with Jeffrey Brown about his love for Bach, the mandolin, and taking the instrument to new places. The six and a […]

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Saturday at Grey Fox 2013

| July 22, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Before starting to festival mode this morning, I discovered that this area has loads to offer folks who might be interested in hiking around, checking out waterfalls, etc. (For info about such things one can contact www.HuyakPreserve.org.) With help from one of their friendly members, […]

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Chris Thile Bach CD coming in August

| June 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
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It’s no secret that many a bluegrass instrumentalist has found themselves fascinated by the music of J.S. Bach. The symmetry, clarity of form, and contrapuntal accents of his compositions have their counterparts in bluegrass and modern string music, though our harmony is typically a bit […]

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Walk Along John from John Reischman

| April 5, 2013 | 1 Comment
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West coast mandolin master John Reischman has a new album of instrumental music, which he calls Walk Along John. Like his varied career, the album’s 14 named tracks (with one secret) feature the stylistic mix his many admirers have come to expect. There’s blazing bluegrass, […]

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Punchers going their separate ways this summer

| April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Punch Brothers are taking the summer off for the most part, with several members using the time to tour on their own. The band has but three shows scheduled as a group: at the Spoleto Festival in May, and at Telluride and ROMP in June. […]

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Album of the Week #32 – Chris Thile’s How To Grow A Woman From The Ground

| February 27, 2013 | 2 Comments
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It was announced a few months ago that bluegrass’ own Chris Thile will be awarded a MacArthur genius grant. Congratulations. There isn’t a more deserving artist. But hold your applause. His award is eclipsed by the honor he is receiving this week: An Album Of […]

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And the Bluegrass Grammy for 2013 goes to…

| February 10, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Congratulations to Steep Canyon Rangers, whose Nobody Knows You album was just announced as the winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for the Best Bluegrass Album. The Goat Rodeo Sessions (Yo Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan) was awarded the Best Folk Album […]

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