• Punch Brothers go Baroque at Telluride

    While at the 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado this June, Punch Brothers performed Rob Moose's transcription of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 for bluegrass ensemble, with two violins. It was originally scored for three violins, three violas, three cellos,

  • Saturday at FloydFest 2012

    Goooood Sunday Morning to you from Floyd, Virginia! Before we talk about today, let’s backtrack and tell you what happened yesterday! There’s bluegrass and then there’s everything that happens when you take bluegrass and you start fooling around with its chemistry. Saturday

  • Day 1 of the 40th Annual RockyGrass

    This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. This year’s RockyGrass sold out on February 27th, the earliest ever sellout for the festival by two months. For those lucky enough to get tickets, this year’s lineup is

  • More Telluride photos

    On Saturday morning, the town of Telluride had a haziness to it that could only mean that the smoke from the wildfires had penetrated the high peaks, and had somehow made it into the box canyon. Speculating or assuming that

  • American Songwriter’s Bluegrass Moment

    The May/June issue of American Songwriter magazine has a lot to offer bluegrassers, although not on the songwriting front. The country music issue is filled with insights about Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers, Dierks Bentley and the man himself,

  • MerleFest 2012 in pictures

    The 25th MerleFest was a blast and I had an amazing time shooting all of the spectacular musicians. This was my 5th time at the festival, and even though I wandered around quite a bit from stage to stage, I

  • How To Grow A Band on screens this week

    Finally! After three years of shooting and editing - and another year of finagling and politicking - the Punch Brothers movie, How To Grow A Band, is set to hit the screen this week. This highly-anticipated independent documentary is the work

  • How To Grow A Band to debut in April

    After a handful of delays lasting several years, Mark Meatto's film, How To Grow A Band, is finally scheduled to open in April. The project is an in-depth look at Chris Thile's ambitious composition, The Blind Leaving The Blind, which he wrote

  • Dierks and Punch Brothers on Ellen

    Today's edition of the Ellen Show will include a performance from Dierks Bentley and Punch Brothers. They are teaming up to reprise their combined efforts on Bob Dylan's Senór from Bentley's 2010 Up On The Ridge album. That track is included

  • Movement and Location live

    Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend, and while digital clocks and appliances have made re-setting less of an issue, the advent of the time change does still herald a number of important milestones. It means that college basketball is coming to