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  • October 29, 2013

    Sam Amidon, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Chris Thile & Michael Daves have all contributed songs to Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War, a new collection of Civil War–era tunes recorded by contemporary artists, to be released on ATO Records on November 5. The album, which is streaming in full via Garden and Gun in advance of the release, features Amidon on "Wildwood Flower," the Chocolate Drops on "Day of Liberty," and Thile and Daves on "Richmond Is a Hard Road to Travel," as well as performances from Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, Dolly Parton, Steve Earle, T Bone Burnett, and Thile's Punch Brothers band mate Noam Pikelny. Nonesuch Records released the soundtrack to Ken Burns' acclaimed documentary The Civil War in 1990.

  • May 09, 2013

    Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile and guitar maven Michael Daves launch a week-long duo tour of the US West Coast, featuring music from their 2011 album Sleep with One Eye Open, with a performance at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco tonight, followed by shows in LA, Portland, and Seattle; they reunite in July for the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in upstate New York. The duo makes for "a rip-roaring partnership," says the New York Times. "Bluegrass, in their hands, gets roughed up in the best possible way, with skill and fervor, and a touch of abandon." Thile and his fellow Punch Brothers perform at a number of bluegrass festivals starting later this month.

  • about Michael Daves

    Guitarist Michael Daves makes his Nonesuch debut with Sleep with One Eye Open, a duo album with mandolinist Chris Thile, on May 10, 2011. He was born in 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by the New York Times, Daves has garnered attention for his work with Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and Rosanne Cash in addition to his solo performances.

on March 2, 2011 - 9:21am

Guitarist Michael Daves makes his Nonesuch debut with Sleep with One Eye Open, a duo album with mandolinist Chris Thile, on May 10, 2011. He was born in 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by the New York Times, Daves has garnered attention for his work with Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and Rosanne Cash in addition to his solo performances.

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Guitarist Michael Daves makes his Nonesuch debut with Sleep with One Eye Open, a duo album with mandolinist Chris Thile, on May 10, 2011. He was born in 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by the New York Times, Daves has garnered attention for his work with Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and Rosanne Cash in addition to his solo performances.

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