The concert contains a complete performance of The Blind Leaving The Blind, split between the two sets. This is Chris Thile’s magnum opus of a string quintet for the bluegrass ensemble in four movements from their recent release, Punch. If you’ve wondered whether they can pull it off live, here’s your chance to find out online.
One aspect that may really strike you is the contrast between the seriousness of the music and the playful personalities of the band – Thile and banjo player Noam Pikelny most particularly.
Watch the full concert on the Folk Alley site.