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Punch Brothers: Who’s Feeling Young Now? – review

Robin Denselow
The Guardian, Thursday 9 February 2012
Last month, this outrageously virtuosic and experimental bluegrass-pop-jazz band from New York turned up at a small London venue and gave what will surely be one of the most memorable concerts of the year. Now the five-piece Punch Brothers are… Read More >

Chris Thile’s First Musical Memory

June 27, 2012
It’s clear Chris Thile has an ear for music: The 31-year-old mandolinist, best known for his bands Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, has been playing music his entire life. But Thile also has a sharp musical memory: He says he was only a year old when he first heard… Read More >

Punch Brothers Serve Up A Bluegrass Cocktail

July 30, 2010
Antifogmatic is the sophomore release from the Punch Brothers, a bluegrass supergroup composed of Chris Thile on mandolin and lead vocals, Noam Pikelny on banjo, fiddler Gabe Witcher, guitarist Chris Eldridge and Paul Kowert on bass. Together, the band takes bluegrass… Read More >

Maya Beiser tilts cello into exciting territory

By Edward Ortiz
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2012
While growing up, maverick cellist Maya Beiser was deeply moved by the call-to-prayer songs she heard emanating from a nearby mosque.
Beiser’s family lived in the northern Israeli region called Galilee.
“I grew up right next to a village of Muslim… Read More >

Elsewhere: Maya Beiser’s new cello opera

Mount Sodom, in the Judean desert, is made up entirely of halite, or rock salt. It continues to rise up out of the earth, as it has been doing for hundreds of thousands of years. As the heat, water, ice and pressure of the Earth’s atmosphere work to break down Mount Sodom’s rocks,… Read More >

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