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Chris Thile

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Concerts

Chris Thile and his band Punch Brothers perform on Mountain Stage.

September 27, 2011 Chris Thile's new group brings innovative string-band music to West Virginia's most famous stage.

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Chris Thile and Michael Daves perform at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

July 31, 2011 Hear the duo play some blazingly intense bluegrass in a concert from the Newport Folk Festival.

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Punch Brothers perform at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

August 1, 2010 Chris Thile, from the best-selling Nickel Creek, plays live with his progressive bluegrass group.

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Punch Brothers; credit: Wills Glasspiegel

June 11, 2010 Singer and mandolinist Chris Thile formed Punch Brothers in the aftermath of Nickel Creek's demise.

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July 21, 2008 The new-bluegrass band with a progressive chamber-music bent headlines an episode of Mountain Stage.

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Interviews & Profiles

Chris Thile's new album, Sonatas and Partitas, draws from material written by Johann Sebastian Bach in the early 1700s.

August 11, 2013 The mandolinist's latest project is a collection of pieces written by J.S. Bach in the early 1700s.

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

June 27, 2012 The mandolinist says he was on the floor in a diaper when he first heard "The Girl from Ipanema."

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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.

November 21, 2011 The cellist's latest Americana exploration features Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan.

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Punch Brothers

July 31, 2010 Antifogmatic combines bluegrass instrumentation with classical music and rock 'n roll.

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February 29, 2008 A mandolin virtuoso's new work is part chamber music, part song cycle — and wholly bluegrass.

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More Stories

Yo-Yo Ma performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Oct. 31, 2011.

November 17, 2011 The genre-bending cellist heads a dream team of string players who borrow from bluegrass.

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Chris Thile, left performs with Michael Daves at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC for a Tiny Desk Concert on Monday May 23, 2011.

June 13, 2011 Watch Thile and Daves play traditional bluegrass with New York intensity at the NPR Music offices.

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  • Album: Punch
  • Artist: Punch Brothers
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2008
 

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  • Album: Antifogmatic
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  • Released: 2010