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Punch Brothers On Mountain Stage

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Punch Brothers On Mountain Stage

Punch Brothers On Mountain Stage

Punch Brothers On Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • "You Are"
  • "Don’t Need No"
  • "Alex"
  • "Next to the Trash"
  • "This Is the Song (Good Luck)"
  • "Rye Whiskey"
  • "If You Could Read My Mind," performed by Bob Thompson

Mandolin player Chris Thile is better known for his role in Nickel Creek, but in 2010, it was all about his new band, Punch Brothers, and the group's second album, Antifogmatic.

The band — Thile on mandolin, Noam Pikelny on banjo, Paul Kowert on bass, Gabe Witcher on fiddle and Chris Eldrige on guitar — uses standard bluegrass instrumentation in songs that are anything but conventional. The music on Antifogmatic is adventurous and complex while remaining thoughtful and personal.

This performance originally aired on December 21, 2010.

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