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  • December 12, 2016

    Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau were guests on CBS This Morning Saturday. They stopped gave a Saturday Sessions performance of three songs from their forthcoming debut duo album, Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau: Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright," Elliott Smith's "Independence Day," and Thile and Mehldau's own "The Old Shade Tree." The selection reflects the mix of covers and original songs on the new double album, which is due January 27. You can watch the performances here.

     

  • November 15, 2016

    Nonesuch labelmates mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau played a two-night stand at NYC's Bowery Ballroom at the end of 2015 before going into the studio to record Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs due January 27, 2017, on two CDs / LPs. The vinyl edition includes a bonus performance of Fiona Apple's "Fast As You Can." Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track "Scarlet Town," written by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch. You can watch a live performance of the song here.

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  • Chris Thile, widely regarded as one of the most interesting and inventive musicians of his generation, has changed the mandolin forever, elevating it from its origins as a relatively simple folk and bluegrass instrument to the sophistication and brilliance of the finest jazz improvisation and classical performance.

    For more than 15 years, Thile played in the wildly popular band Nickel Creek, with whom he released three albums for a combined two million records sold, was awarded a Grammy in 2002, and traveled the world on sold-out concert tours. As a soloist he has released four albums, on which he conquered a dizzying range of instruments, songwriting challenges and musical styles. Thile has also performed and recorded extensively as a duo with double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer (with whom he released a dually eponymous album on Nonesuch and toured the world in the fall of 2008) and with fellow eminent mandolinist Mike Marshall.

     In April 2007, Meyer and pianist Emanuel Ax commissioned Thile to write a piece for double bass and piano, which they performed on a tour including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. In September 2009, Thile gave the world premiere of his first Mandolin Concerto, Chris Thile gave the world premiere of his Mandolin Concerto, Ad astra per alia porci, with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jeffrey Kahane at Denver's Boettcher Concert Hall; the Denver Post, called it "nothing short of astounding." Additionally, Thile has collaborated with a pantheon of bluegrass innovators including Béla Fleck, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Jerry Douglas, and Sam Bush.

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Sat, Jan 21
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Sat, Jan 21
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Sat, Feb 4
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
Sat, Feb 4
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
Sat, Feb 11
St. Paul, MN
Fitzgerald Theater
Sat, Feb 11
St. Paul, MN
Fitzgerald Theater
Sun, Feb 12
Miami Beach, FL
North Beach Bandshell
Sun, Feb 12
Miami Beach, FL
North Beach Bandshell
Sat, Feb 18
St. Paul, MN
Fitzgerald Theater
Sat, Feb 18
St. Paul, MN
Fitzgerald Theater
Wed, Mar 15
Paris
Alhambra
Wed, Mar 15
Paris
Alhambra
Thu, Mar 16
Lyon
Les Subsistances
Thu, Mar 16
Lyon
Les Subsistances
Fri, Mar 17
Ghent
Handelsbeurs
Fri, Mar 17
Ghent
Handelsbeurs
Sun, Mar 19
Edinburgh
Queen's Hall
Sun, Mar 19
Edinburgh
Queen's Hall
Tue, Mar 21
Dublin
National Concert Hall
Tue, Mar 21
Dublin
National Concert Hall
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Mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, longtime admirers of each other's work, make their duo debut together with Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs. "Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau come from different worlds but the same species," says the New York Times. "Mr. Thile is a progressive-bluegrass pacesetter; Mr. Mehldau is the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years. Both are team players." The vinyl edition includes a bonus performance of Fiona Apple's "Fast As You Can."

Biography: 

Chris Thile, widely regarded as one of the most interesting and inventive musicians of his generation, has changed the mandolin forever, elevating it from its origins as a relatively simple folk and bluegrass instrument to the sophistication and brilliance of the finest jazz improvisation and classical performance.

For more than 15 years, Thile played in the wildly popular band Nickel Creek, with whom he released three albums for a combined two million records sold, was awarded a Grammy in 2002, and traveled the world on sold-out concert tours. As a soloist he has released four albums, on which he conquered a dizzying range of instruments, songwriting challenges and musical styles. Thile has also performed and recorded extensively as a duo with double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer (with whom he released a dually eponymous album on Nonesuch and toured the world in the fall of 2008) and with fellow eminent mandolinist Mike Marshall.

 In April 2007, Meyer and pianist Emanuel Ax commissioned Thile to write a piece for double bass and piano, which they performed on a tour including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. In September 2009, Thile gave the world premiere of his first Mandolin Concerto, Chris Thile gave the world premiere of his Mandolin Concerto, Ad astra per alia porci, with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jeffrey Kahane at Denver's Boettcher Concert Hall; the Denver Post, called it "nothing short of astounding." Additionally, Thile has collaborated with a pantheon of bluegrass innovators including Béla Fleck, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Jerry Douglas, and Sam Bush.

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Tour

Sat, Jan 21
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Sat, Jan 21
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Sat, Feb 4
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
Sat, Feb 4
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
Sat, Feb 11
St. Paul, MN
Fitzgerald Theater
Sat, Feb 11
St. Paul, MN
Fitzgerald Theater
Sun, Feb 12
Miami Beach, FL
North Beach Bandshell
Sun, Feb 12
Miami Beach, FL
North Beach Bandshell
Sat, Feb 18
St. Paul, MN
Fitzgerald Theater
Sat, Feb 18
St. Paul, MN
Fitzgerald Theater
Wed, Mar 15
Paris
Alhambra
Wed, Mar 15
Paris
Alhambra
Thu, Mar 16
Lyon
Les Subsistances
Thu, Mar 16
Lyon
Les Subsistances
Fri, Mar 17
Ghent
Handelsbeurs
Fri, Mar 17
Ghent
Handelsbeurs
Sun, Mar 19
Edinburgh
Queen's Hall
Sun, Mar 19
Edinburgh
Queen's Hall
Tue, Mar 21
Dublin
National Concert Hall
Tue, Mar 21
Dublin
National Concert Hall
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