Tag: Chris Thile

Welcome Calvin Thile

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Chris Thile and Claire Coffee on the birth of their first child, Calvin Eugene. He was born about a week ago in Portland, OR where the newlyweds make their home. Claire plays the role of Adalind Schade on the popular NBC television drama, Grimm, […]


Wide Open Jam – Friday Night Heaven

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The last set of the night at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Friday, at Wide Open Bluegrass, was heaven. Billed as the Wide Open Jam, that was a rather modest description. It was the pinnacle. It was a fine Loar, or a fine pre-war Martin. […]


Free pre-release stream for Bass & Mandolin

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nonesuch Records has made free streaming audio available prior to next week’s release of Bass & Mandolin, the aptly-named new album from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer. It’s a recording of this virtuoso pair’s original instrumental music, and is as free-spirited and adventurous as you might […]


More from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

In 2008, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer released a self-titled album of mandolin and bass duets they had co-written. It found a ready audience among lovers of modern string music, but was a bit baffling for Thile’s fans from Nickel Creek, and Meyer’s followers in the […]


Chris Thile and Claire Coffee married

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


All-Star Civil War Tribute Due Nov 5

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Chris Thile preaches to the Wall Street Journal

| August 24, 2013 | 6 Comments

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.  


Thile on Bach on PBS

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Saturday at Grey Fox 2013

| July 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

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, […]


Chris Thile Bach CD coming in August

| June 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 […]