http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/telluride-bluegrass-festival-kicks-off-sets-chris-thile-nickel-creek-punch-brothers-2014-06-19June 19, 2014|1 commentsTelluride Bluegrass Festival Kicks Off with Sets from Chris Thile, Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, and More
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.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brooklyn-academy-of-music-presents-nonesuch-records-at-bam-50th-anniversary-2014-05-13May 13, 2014|1 commentsBrooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Presents "Nonesuch Records at BAM" for Label's 50th Anniversary, With 23 Evenings of Music
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) presents a wide-ranging series of concerts, September 9–28. Part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival, these diverse engagements—featuring 23 evenings of music—underscore the longstanding relationship between Nonesuch artists and BAM. Performs include Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Timo Andres, Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile, Dawn Upshaw, Alarm Will Sound performing works by John Adams, Youssou N'Dour, Rhiannon Giddens, Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, Iron and Wine, Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Laurie Anderson, Rokia Traoré, Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté, Caetano Veloso, and Robert Plant.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stanford-live-2014-15-season-chris-thile-edgar-meyer-toumani-diabate-emmylou-harris-brad-mehldau-2014-04-23April 23, 2014|0 commentsStanford Live 2014–15 Season Includes Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, Toumani Diabaté, Emmylou Harris, Kronos Quartet, Brad Mehldau
Stanford Live has announced its 2014–15 season, and featured among the performers taking the stage at Bing Concert Hall are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté, Emmylou Harris, Kronos Quartet, and Brad Mehldau Trio, as well as the world premiere of a new piece by John Adams and a celebration of the work of Stephen Sondheim.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-solo-tour-duo-shows-mike-marshall-2014-02-07February 07, 2014|1 comments
Chris Thile kicks off a month-long US solo tour with two performances in Arizona this weekend, followed by stops in Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Davis, Santa Monica, Nashville, and Dallas. Thile then joins fellow mandolinist Mike Marshall for three Pacific Northwest duo shows before he and his fellow Punch Brothers tour together in March. Tickets for several recently announced Nickel Creek concerts this spring are on sale now.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nickel-creek-embarks-first-us-tour-since-2007-celebration-band-25th-anniversary-2014-02-03February 03, 2014|0 commentsNickel Creek Embarks on First US Tour Since 2007 in Celebration of Band’s 25th Anniversary; Hear Song from Upcoming Album Now
The Grammy Award–winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek—Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals)—officially reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described “indefinite hiatus” with a US tour this spring and summer, with shows in Nashville, New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago, and Oakland, as well as at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. A limited ticket pre-sale will begin Tuesday, February 4, at 10 AM local time at nickelcreek.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 7. Further information about a forthcoming Nickel Creek album and more on the tour will be announced shortly. You can hear a sneak peak of the album track “Destination” here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-announce-march-2014-us-tour-2013-11-19November 19, 2013|0 comments
Although Punch Brothers' three-night New Year's Eve run at NYC's Bowery Ballroom is sold out, the band has now added several tour dates in March, including stops along the East Coast, a few in the Midwest, and a pair of festivals: Savannah Music Festival and Suwannee Springfest. Pre-sale begins tomorrow, November 20; general on-sale begins Friday. Chris Thile will be keeping himself warm before then with solo shows in Australia, the Southwest US, and more, plus duo shows with Mike Marshall and Brad Mehldau.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/savannah-music-festival-2014-punch-brothers-chris-thile-fatoumata-diawara-bombino-2013-11-06November 06, 2013|0 comments
The Savannah Music Festival has announced the line-up for its 25th anniversary season, to be held March 20–April 5, 2014, and among the artists scheduled to perform are several familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Punch Brothers; Chris Thile, in a duo concert with fellow mandolinist Mike Marshall; and Fatoumata Diawara and Bombino sharing a double bill for two shows.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/sam-amidon-carolina-chocolate-drops-chris-thile-michael-daves-divided-united-songs-civil-war-2013-10-30October 29, 2013|0 commentsSam Amidon, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Chris Thile & Michael Daves Perform on "Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War"
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.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jeremy-denk-chris-thile-albums-taking-bach-future-wall-street-journal-2014-10-25October 25, 2013|1 comments
Pianist Jeremy Denk and mandolinist Chris Thile have each recently released recordings of music by Bach on Nonesuch Records: Denk's recording of the Goldberg Variations with a companion DVD of video "liner notes," and Thile's Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1. The Wall Street Journal's Terry Teachout says both "stand out from the pack," finding Denk's "gorgeously and insightfully played ... enthrallingly involving" and that Thile's offers "a thrillingly new palette of instrumental colors." He concludes: "If I had to guess what the future of recorded classical music will sound like, I'd bet on Mr. Thile's Bach—as well as on Mr. Denk's video liner notes. That's the kind of fresh thinking of which we can never have too much."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-gives-breathtaking-performance-carnegie-halls-zankel-hall-ny-times-2013-10-24October 24, 2013|0 comments
Chris Thile's solo tour brought him to Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on Tuesday for an eclectic, sold-out set that featured music from his new album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, and much more. "The most impressive musicians are often versatile, but few match the breadth of the brilliant mandolinist Chris Thile," raves the New York Times's Vivien Schweitzer. Of his performing Bach violin works on the mandolin, Schweitzer writes, "in Mr. Thile’s virtuosic hands, the results are breathtaking ... a revelatory reading, poignant and exuberant by turns."