Punch Brothers -New Track, Tour & Album

Read about album and tour new for maestro band Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers Reveal New Track in Anticipation of

North American Tour and Forthcoming

T Bone Burnett–Produced Album Due Early 2015


I remember it very well. Even though it happened over twelve months ago, it has left an indelible imprint on my musical pysche.

It was the first time I saw Punch Brothers live.   Raleigh North Carolina at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in 2013.

I had just witnessed the wonderful and traditional Del McCoury Band, which was immediately followed by the breathtaking and non-traditional Punch Brothers – it was quite a contrast.  The virtuosity and  inventiveness was a pleasure to behold.  Since that time, at least two of the members of this band have been busy, and successful.   Lead singer and maestro mandolinist Chris Thile  reformed Nickel Creek (with Sara and Sean Watkins) and released a terrific album  A Dotted Line, while banjo player extraordinaire Noam Pikelny won the Best Album (for Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe) and Best Banjo Player at the 2014 international bluegrass awards.


Punch Brothers – October 2103 – Raleigh NC

“Punch Brothers are the tightest, most impressive live band I have ever seen.”—Boston Globe

“In their willingness to subvert pop melodies with startling dissonance and rhythmic jolts, they’re like an acoustic Radiohead.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Punch Brothers have revealed the track “I Blew It Off” from their upcoming T Bone Burnett–produced album due early 2015 on Nonesuch Records, ahead of a twenty-three-city North American tour that kicks off in Washington, DC on February 20 2015.

Listen to “I Blew It Off” here:

Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by Thile with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris Eldridge.  Their first Nonesuch record, Punch, was released in 2008 and combined elements of the band’s many musical interests, including indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical music.  In 2009 they all moved to New York City and began a regular, standing-room-only residency at the Living Room, trying out new songs as well as inspired covers; these shows ultimately spawned the Grammy-nominated Antifogmatic.  Most recently the band released Who’s Feeling Young Now? of which Rolling Stone said, “The acoustic framework dazzles—wild virtuosity used for more than just virtuosity.”

Punch Brothers toured Australia in August 2012, and Thile returned for a solo tour in January of this year.


Read about album and tour new for maestro band Punch Brothers



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