Chris Thile – GrassCast Interview #45

The GrassCastThis episode of The GrassCast features an interview with mandolin master Chris Thile.

We recorded this interview yesterday evening via the thilephone. Chris is on the road promoting his new CD,how to grow a woman from the ground How To Grow A Woman From The Ground, and took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us. We discuss the new record, preview some songs from it, and yes, we do discuss Nickel Creek and the recently announced dissolution of that band. From there Chris talks about his plans for the future and more.

John adds: I was particularly struck by Chris’ obvious passion for bluegrass music, and how pained he is by folks who try to explicity exclude his music from being included in even a broad definition of the term. His comments about what this rejection may mean for new fans who are drawn to his music, or Nickel Creek’s, are worthy of serious consideration by those who seek to define bluegrass narrowly.

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  • agentcooper

    Chris Thile is one of the most gifted musicians on the planet. If you ever get a chance to see him live, run, don’t walk, to the ticket office. To watch someone, who becomes the instrument he plays on stage is rarely seen. It is the case with Chris.

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