http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-michael-daves-perform-npr-tiny-desk-concert-2011-06-13June 13, 2011|0 comments
As Chris Thile and Michael Daves gear up to perform live at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival this Friday, NPR has posted a Tiny Desk Concert featuring the mandolin-and-guitar duo performing songs off their debut album, Sleep with One Eye Open, recently released on Nonesuch. You can listen to the complete performance here. "What stands out between these two musicians when they play traditional music," says NPR's Bob Boilen, "is the level of extremity they achieve. This is small-town music with New York City intensity."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video Web/Technologychris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-michael-daves-announce-midwest-fall-tour-dates-following-summer-festival-sets-2011-06-08June 08, 2011|0 comments
Chris Thile and Michael Daves have announced a short run of tour dates in the Midwest in September, stopping in Ann Arbor, Urbana, and Chicago. These follow summer festival sets at Telluride, Grey Fox, and Newport and a headline set in Brooklyn. Relix calls their debut album, Sleep with One Eye Open, a "boisterous tribute to their bluegrass roots," one that "literally crackles with youthful energy." The review concludes: "If bluegrass ever needs another revival, this future classic is more than enough to keep the flame lit."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-michael-daves-join-newport-folk-festival-line-up-emmylou-harris-ccds-wanda-jackson-2011-06-02June 02, 2011|0 commentsChris Thile & Michael Daves Join Newport Folk Festival Line-Up with Emmylou Harris, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Wanda Jackson
Chris Thile and Michael Daves have just been added to the line-up of the 2011 Newport Folk Festival, taking place July 30 and 31 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. They join three fellow Nonesuch artists on the lineup, all performing on Sunday: Emmylou Harris, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Wanda Jackson. In addition, The Low Anthem co-hosts a backstage hootenanny Saturday night to benefit the Newport Festivals Foundation.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-michael-daves-album-4-stars-daily-telegraph-astonishing-instrumental-virtuosity-2011-05-17May 17, 2011|0 commentsChris Thile, Michael Daves Album Earns Four Stars in Daily Telegraph: "Astonishing Instrumental Virtuosity"
Chris Thile and Michael Daves are in the midst of their US tour, performing songs from their debut album, Sleep with One Eye Open. The Daily Telegraph gives the album four stars, calling Thile and Daves "a fine vocal duo ... but even more astonishing is their instrumental virtuosity." The Sunday Herald says that "whether they’re working their fingers to the bone or singing their hearts out, this is music of wonderful vitality." Birmingham says "the duo captures the vigorous vibe of the bluegrass jams that originally drew them together and the raucous nature of lives that often inspire such tunes."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-michael-daves-kick-off-tour-sold-out-nyc-sets-martin-guitar-contest-winner-announced-2011-05-11May 11, 2011|0 commentsChris Thile, Michael Daves Kick Off Tour with Sold-Out NYC Sets; Martin Guitar Contest Winner Announced
Chris Thile and Michael Daves kicked off their three-night run of sold-out shows at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City last night, performing songs from their new album, Sleep with One Eye Open, released yesterday. No Depression calls the album "a smartly-paced and well-varied set of tunes, performed with celebratory vigor and and passion for the material." We're happy to announce the winner of the Martin 000X1AE acoustic guitar in the album pre-order contest: Morgan Mecaskey of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Congratulations!Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-michael-davess-sleep-with-one-eye-open-out-now-rip-roaring-partnership-ny-times-2011-05-10May 10, 2011|1 commentsChris Thile & Michael Daves's "Sleep with One Eye Open" Out Now; "A Rip-Roaring Partnership" (NY Times)
Sleep with One Eye Open, the debut album from Chris Thile and Michael Daves, is out today. They kick off their US tour with a sold-out, three-night run at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall tonight. It's "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." The Independent on Sunday says it's "a pleasure to hear such virtuosic types giving themselves over to high-end ribaldry." Metro gives the album four stars, citing "an up-all-night intensity and a technical virtuosity." Watch the duo perform "20/20 Vision" here.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-chris-thile-michael-daves-perform-rabbit-in-the-log-2011-05-06May 06, 2011|0 comments
Chris Thile and Michael Daves, whose debut duo album, Sleep with One Eye Open, is due out on Tuesday, have premiered the fourth and final video in a series of performance videos captured live at New York's Rockwood Music Hall: the traditional tune "Rabbit in the Log." Watch it here. "This ain’t your grandparents’ bluegrass hootenanny," says Time Out New York in a preview of the duo's tour kick-off at Rockwood next week.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Videochris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-chris-thile-michael-daves-perform-louvin-brothers-youre-running-wild-2011-04-29April 29, 2011|0 comments
Chris Thile and Michael Daves, whose debut duo album, Sleep with One Eye Open, is due out on Nonesuch on May 10, have premiered the third in a series of performance videos captured live at New York's Rockwood Music Hall: "You're Running Wild," made famous by the Louvin Brothers. Watch it here. The duo will be releasing a 7" single through Third Man Records on May 24. A limited-edition tri-color version will be available at Newbury Comics at Faneuil Hall in Boston that day; Thile and Daves will give a free in-store performance.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videochris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-chris-thile-michael-daves-perform-my-little-girl-in-tennessee-2011-04-22April 22, 2011|0 comments
As noted earlier this week in the Nonesuch Journal, Chris Thile and Michael Daves, whose debut duo album, Sleep with One Eye Open, is due out May 10, have launched a new web site about the project. The site launched with two videos, including the first in a series of performance videos captured live at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. Now comes the release of the latest video in the series: Thile and Daves performing Lester Flatt's "My Little Girl in Tennesse." Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video Web/Technologychris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-and-michael-daves-unveil-new-websiteApril 19, 2011|0 comments
Chris Thile and Michael Daves' upcoming release, Sleep with One Eye Open, is still three weeks away, but you can learn more about the album now at the newly launched thiledaves.com. This debut from mandolin virtuoso Thile and guitar-maven Daves was recorded live to tape in at Jack White’s Third Man studio in Nashville and features 16 traditional bluegrass tunes by legends like The Monroe Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jimmy Martin, and Flatt & Scruggs. The new site features tour and album info, as well as two videos: a discussion between Thile and Daves about Sleep with One Eye Open, and a live performance of the title track.