Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 8pm
The Music Center
$33 - $79
An Evening with
Multiple Grammy-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and host of the radio program Live from Here, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist. With his broad outlook, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic.
A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released four albums and sold over two million records. In 2014, the trio launched a national tour in support of the release of their album, A Dotted Line, their first since 2005.
As a soloist, Thile has released several albums including his most recent, Thanks for Listening, a collection of recordings originally written as Songs of the Week for Live from Here. In 2013, Thile won a Grammy for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan. In 2014, Thile and Meyer released their latest album collaboration, Bass + Mandolin, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Punch Brothers released their latest album, the Grammy-winning All Ashore, in July 2018, which Pop Matters describes as “a call to savor, to pay attention, to step back from the hustle and bustle, and remember the importance of being calm.”
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