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PUNCH BROTHERS 2008
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03/16/2008
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Punch Brothers: Chamber Bluegrass Pickers

 


Punch Bros

World Cafe, March 11, 2008 - The acoustic bluegrass superpickers, Punch Brothers, combine bluegrass instrumentation with modern classical composition. Formed by mandolin player Chris Thile, of Nickel Creek fame, the group includes Thile, Gabe Witcher on fiddle, Noam Pikelny on banjo, guitarist Christ Eldridge and bassist Greg Garrison.

The quintet now plays to sold-out audiences across the U.S. playing selections from Punch, their latest album. It contains the 40-minute four-movement suite "The Blind Leaving the Blind," that serves as an anchor for the record. The band performed the piece in its entirety at Carnegie Hall in 2007.

World Cafe /w David Dye
Bruce Cockburn - Lovers In A Dangerous Time - Waiting For A Miracle Buy
Kaki King - Bone Chaos In The Castle - Dreaming Of Revenge Buy
Levon Helm - The Mountain - Dirt Farmer Buy
Lyle Lovett - Friend Of The Devil - Deadicated
Punch Brothers - The Blind Leaving The Blind - 3rd Movement - Recorded Live For The World Café
Punch Brothers - The Blind Leaving The Blind - 1st Movement (conclusion) - Recorded Live For The World Café
Punch Brothers - Punch Bowl - Recorded Live For The World Café
Nickel Creek - Spit On A Stranger - Recorded Live For The World Café
David Bromberg - The Holdup - Wanted Dead Or Alive Buy
Goldfrapp - Road To Somewhere - Seventh Tree
Chris Walla - Sing Again - Field Manual
Badi Assad - Asa Branca
The Wallflowers - Three Marlenas - Bringing Down The Horse
Townes Van Zandt - Dollar Bill Blues
Natalie Merchant - Kind & Generous - Ophelia
Basia Bulat - In The Night - Oh, My Darling 
Travelling Wilburys - Tweeter And The Monkey Man - Travelling Wilburys, Vol. 1
The Felice Brothers - Frankie’s Gun - The Felice Brothers
They Might Be Giants - I Palindrome I - Apollo 18
Jim White - Turquoise Heart - Transnormal Skiperoo 
Nick Lowe - I Trained Her To Love Me - At My Age
Dawn Landes - Twilight - Fireproof Buy
Jerry Garcia - Rubin & Cherise - Cats Under The Stars
James Mcmurtry - Ruby & Carlos - Just Us Kids
Josh Ritter - The Temptation Of Adam - The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter
Kathleen Edwards - Oil Man's War - Asking For Flowers
Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 - Xo