How To Grow A Band videos on Sugar Hill site

Chris Thile backstage videoSugar Hill has just released a couple of videos shot backstage prior to a Chris Thile & How To Grow A Band show in Nashville on August 30, 2006.

The first is a montage of clips showing the band arriving at the show, doing sound checks and preparing for the performance at the Belcourt Theater, set to the music of Watch ‘at Breakdown, the opening track of Thile’s How To Grow A Woman From The Ground CD.

The second is the band rehearsing in a dressing room backstage, running over Cazadero, with Bryan Sutton on guitar.

Oddly enough, towards the end of this second video, the camera pulls back to show regular guitarist Chris Eldridge sitting on the couch, grooving to the tune. Eldridge was thought to have been previously obligated on a Stringdusters show that evening, so Sutton got the call, even though Chris ended up being free that evening after all.

In any event, both videos should be of interest to fans of Chris Thile and the fine musicians he has assembled for this new CD.

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  • the “First” and “Second” links both link to the same thing… 🙁

    I LOVE Bryan Sutton on that guitar, though.

  • Hey Courtney, thanks for pointing that out. I fixed the second link so it points to the correct place now.