• Punch Brothers at Berklee

    This post (and photos) is a contribution from David Hollender, Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Dave has been a member of the ensemble department for several years, and teaching upright bass. He also teaches banjo for

  • Punch Brothers on World Cafe

    Fans of Punch Brothers, Chris Thile's newest venture, will have a chance to catch them today (3/11) on World Cafe, broadcast on NPR stations throughout the US. The show is hosted by David Dye and originates from WXPN at The

  • Punch Brothers on All Things Considered

    Our friend Craig Havighurst has gotten in on the media frenzy surrounding the Chris Thile's new band, Punch Brothers. Craig put together a story about the new band, and the new music for National Public Radio's All Things Considered. The story

  • Punch Brothers on Leno

    Tonight (2/29), Punch Brothers will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. No doubt but that they will perform something from their just-released Nonesuch CD,  Punch. The show airs at 11:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC, and the

  • Punch – a review

    This review was written by John McGann, Associate Professor of Strings at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, MA. A wise friend of mine once observed that "people spend a lot of energy looking for what something isn't, rather than

  • Noam Pikelny on Punch

    Today (2/26) marks the widely-anticipated release of Punch, the debut recording of Chris Thile's touring band, Punch Brothers. Of course he recorded once before with this same unit on his How To Grow A Woman From The Ground CD, but

  • Interview: Chris Thile & Chris Eldridge Part 3

    Here's Part 3 of our interview with Chris Thile and Chris Eldridge (a.k.a. Critter) of the Punch Brothers. In this third, and final, installment, we'll be discussing the actual process of recording the new Punch Brothers CD, Punch, and in

  • Interview: Chris Thile & Chris Eldridge Part 2

    When we left our dynamic duo yesterday, at the end of Part 1 of this interview, they had just engaged in a small snowball battle. Having concluded that brief engagement, we returned to the interview. Brance: What about the other four

  • Interview: Chris Thile & Chris Eldridge

    With the release of the new Punch Brothers CD only a week away, Chris Thile fans are eagerly awaiting the latest entry in his musical diary. This one has been a long time coming. I had the opportunity to speak with