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Concerts

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February 12, 2013 Chris Thile's quintet continues to push bluegrass' boundaries into experimental rock territory.

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Noam Pikelny & Friends.

April 11, 2012 The Punch Brothers member brings a few friends and bandmates to his bluegrass set on today's show.

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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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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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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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Studio Sessions

Punch Brothers' members perform in WFUV's Studio A in New York.

April 26, 2012 Hear the group's subtle pleasures and strange musical structures in this studio session with WFUV.

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March 11, 2008 Chris Thile's new band combines bluegrass instrumentation with modern classical composition.

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Interviews & Profiles

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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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Discover Songs

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June 16, 2010 The NPR Music gang examines some of the highlights from this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival.

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More Stories

"You know that horrible feeling when you've just made a new friend in your 40's? And you're like - ugggghhh!! One more person to feel bad about not seeing."-- Sarah Vowell

May 25, 2012 A lament on the Starbucks-ization of America, great music and a bit of questionable life advice.

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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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