Chris Thile Chris Thile artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Chris Thile

The musicians on Not Our First Goat Rodeo, from left to right: Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan and Edgar Meyer. Josh Goleman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Josh Goleman/Courtesy of the artist

Yo-Yo Ma: Goats, Rodeos And The Power Of Music

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/878692194/878853053" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Left to right: Sean Watkins, Sara Watkins and Chris Thile chat with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in June 2001. NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

The Thistle & Shamrock's Fiona Ritchie and musician Chris Thile. Finley Hodgson/The Thistle & Shamrock hide caption

toggle caption
Finley Hodgson/The Thistle & Shamrock

The Thistle & Shamrock: 'Migrations' With Chris Thile

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/700533036/700553707" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Jon Batiste led a star-studded cast, including Mavis Staples, through the civil rights-themed set A Change Is Gonna Come. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Adam Kissick/NPR

A Change Is Gonna Come, Live In Concert : Newport Folk 2018

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/630204697/679274298" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Brad Mehldau (left) and Chris Thile (right) have released a new self-titled duo album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/512479413/512484132" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau's forthcoming, self-titled album is on World Cafe's radar for 2017. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

New Year, New Music On World Cafe

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/508600032/508982589" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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

toggle caption
Brantley Gutierrez /Courtesy of the artist

Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/210524386/211029289" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Listen Now: Punch Brothers On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/92748207/92735525" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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

toggle caption
Danny Clinch

Chris Thile's First Musical Memory

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/155852949/155869322" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Chris Thile and his band Punch Brothers perform on Mountain Stage. /Brian Blauser hide caption

toggle caption
/Brian Blauser

Punch Brothers On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/132203317/132204720" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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

toggle caption
Jeremy Cowart

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142520794/142608987" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Cristina M. Fletes/NPR

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan: Tiny Desk Concert

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142242654/142392759" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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

toggle caption
Wills Glasspiegel
Mito Habe-Evans/Mito Habe-Evans/NPR

Chris Thile And Michael Daves: Tiny Desk Concert

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137090061/137126322" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">