Noam Pikelny, banjo player with Punch Brothers, is set to use some downtime with the band this year to tour in support of his 2011 solo project, Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail. The record had been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Bluegrass Album category for 2013, an award that was given to Steep Canyon Rangers.
He’ll start with an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion on February 23 with Bill Evans and Joe Newberry, followed a series of concert dates in April, and some festival shows in June.
The concerts will feature an all star band: Bryan Sutton on guitar, Barry Bales on bass, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, and Luke Bulla on fiddle. In June, he’ll be performing with Tim O’Brien.
More details on the Noam Pikelny tour can be found on his web site.