Friday, April 17, 2015
Friday Music: Punch Brothers
From a broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion earlier this year, when Chris Thile was the guest host, the Punch Brothers sing My Oh My and Boll Weevil.
The Punch Brothers are: Chris Thile (mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle/violin), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar), and Paul Kowert (bass). A virtuoso mandolin player, Thile also plays with Nickel Creek (a band started by his family when he was 8) and has collaborated with many artists, from Yo-Yo Ma to the Dixie Chicks. He also was a MacArthur Fellow (i.e., recipient of a genius grant) in 2012.