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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-2014-outstanding-alumnus-fine-arts-murray-state-university-2014-11-07
    November 07, 2014|0 comments

    Chris Thile has won the 2014 Outstanding Alumni in Fine Arts Award from Murray State University, his alma mater. “He is a model of artistry, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship,” said Dr. Pamela Wurgler, chair of Murray State's Department of Music. “Everyone wants to hear him perform; they want to hear his compositions too. He is an inspiring model for our students.” Thile’s parents accepted the award on his behalf at the school's A Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction, which showcases performances by Murray State students and supports scholarships in art, music, and theatre. 

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-brad-mehldau-kick-duo-tour-europe-2014-10-27

    Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

    October 27, 2014|0 comments

    Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau begin a duo tour of Europe in Ludwigshafen, Germany, tonight, followed by stops in Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Austria, France, Spain, and Ireland, where the tour comes to a close at Dublin's National Concert Hall on November 9. "Strictly speaking, mandolinist Chris Thile is a bluegrass musician and pianist Brad Mehldau is a jazz musician," says the Boston Globe. "But genre categories disappeared when the two met [in concert]."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-chris-thile-and-edgar-meyer-perform-big-top-their-new-album-bass-mandolin
    September 18, 2014|0 comments

    Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer have released a video of their performing "Big Top" from their new album, Bass & Mandolin. You can watch it here. The duo kicked off a North American tour this week in Vancouver. These "two giants of contemporary acoustic music ... managed to showcase exceptional chops while never falling into any of the tedious flash virtuosi so often are taken by," raves the Vancouver Sun. "It's a rare opportunity to be captivated by two such unusual instruments in a pairing. These two are truly special."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-edgar-meyer-kick-north-american-tour-2014-09-16
    September 16, 2014|0 comments

    Bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile, whose second recording collaboration, Bass & Mandolin, was released last week on Nonesuch Records, kick off a month-long tour of North America with a performance at the Chan Shun Concert Hall in Vancouver tonight, followed by stops across the United States, from Seattle to Los Angeles, Austin to Boston, New York, Chicago, and many more. 

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-and-edgar-meyers-new-album-bass-mandolin-out-now-2014-09-09
    September 08, 2014|0 comments

    Bass & Mandolin, the second recording collaboration by bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile, is out now. The album features ten original compositions by the two artists, who have been performing together sporadically for more than a decade and made their recording debut as a duo with 2008’s Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, which the Washington Post praised, saying “Thile and Meyer are most enthralling when they pass a melody back and forth, fingers flying.” The duo embarks on a month-long North American tour on September 16. 

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brooklyn-academy-music-bam-launches-nonesuch-records-bam-label-50th-anniversary-2014-09-08
    September 08, 2014|2 comments

    The Brooklyn Academy of Music's wide-ranging series of concerts and events Nonesuch Records at BAM: Celebrating a Label Without Labels, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, kicks off Tuesday night with the first of three consecutive nights of concerts from Philip Glass and Steve Reich plus a separate solo set from Brad Mehldau and continues through September 28. The New York Times says the series "reflects the broad curiosity and high standard of a label that has had notable successes ... with no guiding criteria other than instinct and taste." In conjunction with these events, BAMcinématek presents Nonesuch Records on Film, a salute to the label’s rich catalogue of movie soundtracks.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-chris-thile-edgar-meyer-bass-mandolin-streaming-full-wnyc-2014-09-03
    September 03, 2014|0 comments

    Bass & Mandolin, the second recording collaboration by bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile, is due out next Tuesday, September 9. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. The album is streaming in full this week as a "Check Ahead" feature from NPR member station WNYC's Soundcheck. "More than anything," says WNYC, "it's easy to hear how much fun these two have playing together." The duo recently performed the album track "Why Only One?" for The Bluegrass Situation; you can watch it here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/edgar-meyer-chris-thile-discuss-new-album-bass-mandolin-2014-08-28
    August 28, 2014|0 comments

    Bass & Mandolin, due out September 9 on Nonesuch Records, is the second duo recording from double bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile. In this article, these two virtuosic musicians talk with writer Michael Hill about the new album and how the personal and musical relationship between them has continued to mature and deepen in the five years since the pair released its self-titled Nonesuch debut.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-releases-chris-thile-edgar-meyer-bass-mandolin-september-9-2014-08-06
    August 06, 2014|1 comments

    Nonesuch releases the second recording collaboration by bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile—Bass & Mandolin—September 9, 2014. The album features ten original compositions by the two artists, who have been performing together sporadically for more than a decade and made their recording debut as a duo with 2008’s Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, which the Washington Post praised, saying “Thile and Meyer are most enthralling when they pass a melody back and forth, fingers flying.” The duo embarks on a month-long North American tour on September 16. Bass & Mandolin is available to pre-order with an instant download of the album track “Tarnation.”

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/telluride-bluegrass-festival-kicks-off-sets-chris-thile-nickel-creek-punch-brothers-2014-06-19

    Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers

    June 19, 2014|1 comments

    The 41st Anniversary Telluride Bluegrass Festival kicks off in Telluride, Colorado, this morning and continues through the weekend to coincide with the summer solstice, with performances from Chris Thile, who opens the festivities, Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, as well as workshops from Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins, and Punch Brothers' Chris Eldridge and Noam Pikelny. As has become a Telluride tradition, Punch Brothers close out the weekend's proceedings with a late-night show in Sheridan Opera House Sunday night. The festival will stream live from KOTO.org.

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