• Punch Brothers film in production

    How To Grow A Band is the title of a new film, currently in production, that chronicles the life and times of Punch Brothers. It follows Chris Thile and his merry band (Chris Eldridge on guitar, Noam Pikelny on band, Gabe

  • Paul Kowert – a real stand up guy

    Longtime readers of Bluegrass Today will have noted my fondness for The Bluegrass Intelligencer, a news parody site - a la The Onion - that focuses on personalities in the bluegrass and acoustic string world. I find the site to be

  • The Amadeus Brothers?

     Punch Brothers are continuing to use their semi-regular Thursday show at The Living Room in New York City to try out some of their more adventurous undertakings. We posted a video of them performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G

  • Punch Brothers video, photos

    There is a wealth of Punch Brothers media recently posted online, showcasing them both as exquisite musicians and fun guys. First off, video from their 2/9 appearance on The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour has been made available online. This program

  • Punch Brothers go for Baroque

    Continuing in their quest to prove that the familiar bluegrass ensemble (banjo, bass, fiddle, guitar, mandolin) is primarily a group of musical instruments - as opposed to bluegrass instruments - Punch Brothers are hard at work on a transcription of 

  • Thile interview at NewMusicBox

    Chris Thile is the subject of a multimedia interview in the January edition of WebMusicBox, the online publication of the American Music Center. It is a conversation with Frank Oteri, founding editor of the webzine, presented both in text and

  • Bluegrass on year end lists

    As is always the case, the close of each year heralds a slew of "Best Of" lists of every imaginable description. They are a staple in all sorts of news and entertainment media (see our Favorite Bluegrass Recording of 2008

  • Vote for Punch on NPR

    Punch, the debut CD from Chris Thile's Punch Brothers, is among the nominees in the Best CDs of 2008 listener poll at NPR.com. The band is encouraging their many fans and friends to register at the NPR Community site, and

  • New bass player with Punch Brothers

    Punch Brothers have brought on young bass monster Paul Kowert to take the spot of departing founding member Greg Garrison. The band otherwise remains the same (Chris Thile on mandolin, Noam Pikelny on banjo, Chris Eldridge on guitar and Gabe

  • Free Punch Brothers tracks at Daytrotter

    Punch Brothers fans can check out three live cuts from the guys posted at Daytrotter.com. There are live versions of Punch Bowl and the first movement of The Blind Leaving The Blind, both tracks from the band's current CD, Punch. They