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 world of classical music.
Now six years later, with both virtuosi having an even more clearly understood reputation for eclectic brilliance, they are back again with Bass & Mandolin, a second volume of their original compositions. It will be released September 9 on Nonesuch Records.
A free track, Tarnation, is offered as an instant download when you pre-order the album now. You can hear elements of the many styles in which they excel in this piece.
The two will do a whirlwind duo tour in support of the album from mid-September through mid-October. Show dates and ticket information are posted online.