Chris Thile's new album, Sonatas and Partitas, draws from material written by Johann Sebastian Bach in the early 1700s. Brantley Gutierrez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chris Thile says he was only a year old when he first heard "The Girl from Ipanema." Danny Clinch hide caption

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Yo-Yo Ma's latest Americana exploration features his work with mandolinist Chris Thile, bassist Edgar Meyer and fiddler Stuart Duncan. Jeremy Cowart hide caption

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Yo-Yo Ma's Bluegrass-Inspired 'Goat Rodeo'

The world-renowned cellist's latest Americana exploration features his collaborations with Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan.

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Mountain Stage

Punch Brothers On Mountain Stage

Listen to Chris Thile's new group bring innovative string-band music to West Virginia's most famous stage.

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Newport Folk Festival

Chris Thile & Michael Daves: Newport Folk 2011

Folk Alley

Hear the duo play some blazingly intense bluegrass in a concert from the Newport Folk Festival.

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Chris Thile and his Punch Brothers kick off the festivities at the "That" tent at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Wills Glasspiegel hide caption

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