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Watch Punch Brothers perform the instrumental “Three Dots And A Dash” from their latest studio album ‘All Ashore’ for Minnesota Public Radio station The Current.
Chris Thile’s ‘Live From Here’ will present a free webcast this Saturday’s show featuring Vulfpeck, Maggie Rogers and others.
Punch Brothers confirmed a two-week U.S. tour set for March of 2019.
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy collaborated with Punch Brothers on “Poor Places” during his last visit to ‘Live From Here With Chris Thile.’
A new ‘Spotify Singles’ installment from Punch Brothers includes a bluegrass-tinged version of Tame Impala’s “Let It Happen.”
Punch Brothers performed “It’s All Part Of The Plan” off their album ‘All Ashore’ on Thursday’s episode of ‘Conan.’
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About Noam Pikelny
Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist among a new generation of acoustic musicians. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “pros’ top banjo picker,” Noam is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a string ensemble which The Boston Globe calls “a virtuosic revelation” and The New Yorker describes as “wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative.” In September of 2010, Pikelny was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Pikelny has shared the stage with The Decemberists, Marcus Mumford, Béla Fleck, Dave Douglas, Steve Martin, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and members of the Lincoln Center Chamber Orchestra. Noam continues to broaden the awareness of the banjo in the mainstream through recent collaborations with Wilco, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, Lindsey Buckingham & Jon Brion for the soundtrack to “This is 40” and Punch Brothers’ feature song on “The Hunger Games” soundtrack.
Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail delivers a set that is as dazzling for its virtuosity as it is engaging for its melodic sensibilities. The result of a historic gathering of musicians, the cast of Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail reads like a who’s-who from the world of bluegrass and acoustic music. Produced by fellow Punch Brother Gabe Witcher, Noam is supported by Bryan Sutton, Chris Thile, Tim O’Brien, Steve Martin, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas and Aoife O’Donovan. Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail, Noam’s second album on Compass Records, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart, was greeted by a sold out tour, and was the subject of Funny Or Die’s viral video, “Bluegrass Diva” featuring Earl Scruggs, Gillian Welch, and Ed Helms.
Neil Young, Norah Jones and Father John Misty will be among the performers at the Harvest Moon A Gathering benefit concert this September.
A new multi-cam video features Dave Matthews Band’s mash-up of AC/DC’s “Back In Black” and the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” from Friday at SPAC as well as the “Fly Like An Eagle” that followed.
Longtime collaborators Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino announced a two-week duo tour slated for September.
Preview the Grateful Dead’s forthcoming ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 31’ with a portion of the set, which features the band’s December 3, 1979 concert in Chicago.
Pink Floyd/Phish/Talking Heads tribute act Pink Talking Fish will embark on a cross-country tour this fall.