• Saturday at Grey Fox ’16

    Saturday was full of options and activities for all ages. The family tent had music shows, puppet shows, face painting, and activities for kids. There were dance workshops, called dances (squares, contras, etc), and plenty of bands to dance in

  • The State of American Acoustic Music

    My fellow Americans: the state of acoustic music in our country is strong. Earlier last week in our Nation’s capital many were sitting down for principle. By week’s end, throngs were standing up in repeated ovation for American Acoustic music, recognizing

  • Welcome Calvin Thile

    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

  • Free pre-release stream for Bass & Mandolin

    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

  • More from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

    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,

  • Chris Thile and Claire Coffee married

    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

  • All-Star Civil War Tribute Due Nov 5

    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

  • Thile on Bach on PBS

    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

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