http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-michael-daves-album-sleep-with-one-eye-open-available-pre-order-enter-win-martin-guitar-2011-03-28March 28, 2011|1 commentsChris Thile, Michael Daves Album "Sleep with One Eye Open" Available for Pre-order; Enter to Win Martin Guitar
Chris Thile and Michael Daves's debut album, Sleep with One Eye Open, due out May 10, is now available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store. Recorded at Jack White’s studio in Nashville, the album is a collection of 16 traditional tunes by bluegrass legends like The Monroe Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jimmy Martin, and Flatt & Scruggs. Anyone who pre-orders the album here will get an autographed CD and be entered to win a Martin 000X1AE guitar. You can also enter to win by downloading the free track "My Little Girl in Tennessee" here. The duo take their show on the road with a series of East Coast dates in May.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/mandolinist-chris-thile-bluegrass-guitarist-michael-daves-nonesuch-release-sleep-with-one-eye-open-may-10-2011-03-02March 02, 2011|1 commentsMandolinist Chris Thile Teams Up with Bluegrass Guitarist Michael Daves for Nonesuch Release "Sleep with One Eye Open" May 10
Nonesuch releases Sleep with One Eye Open, the debut album from mandolin-virtuoso Chris Thile and guitar maven Michael Daves, on May 10. Recorded live to tape over four days at Jack White’s Third Man studio in Nashville, the album is a collection of 16 traditional tunes by bluegrass legends like The Monroe Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jimmy Martin, and Flatt & Scruggs. The duo will take their show on the road with a series of dates around the country this spring, including a three-night stand at Rockwood in New York City.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-returns-travel-channel-travelers-guide-to-life-following-lively-intense-performance-concerto-2011-02-09February 09, 2011|0 commentsChris Thile Returns to Travel Channel's "The Traveler's Guide to Life" Following "Lively, Intense Performance" of His Concerto
Chris Thile makes his second appearance on The Travel Channel's The Traveler’s Guide to Life tonight. His travels brought him to Iowa last weekend to perform his Mandolin Concerto with the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony. "Thile gave a lively and intense performance of his newly composed concerto," says the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, and a "sublime" encore of Bach. He was home in NYC to perform with guitarist Michael Daves last night and hits the road again with Punch Brothers this weekend. Banjoist Noam Pikelny recently spoke with the A.V. Club about the group's Grammy nominations, among many other things.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviews Televisionchris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-appear-travel-channel-travelers-guide-to-life-before-returning-road-2011-02-02February 02, 2011|0 commentsChris Thile to Appear on Travel Channel's "The Traveler's Guide to Life" Before Returning to the Road
Chris Thile will appear on The Travel Channel's new series The Traveler’s Guide to Life tonight. On the series, guests share stories that shed insight on the important things in life, including, on tonight's episode, "Hometown," and on next week's episode, "Celebrations," also featuring Thile. His own travels continue with a performance of his Mandolin Concerto in Iowa this weekend, followed by a duo show with guitarist Michael Daves close to home in New York, and the next leg of his tour with Punch Brothers next week.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Televisionchris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-featured-on-bbc-world-service-the-strand-2010-08-18August 18, 2010|0 comments
Though Punch Brothers have a few weeks off from their tour, Chris Thile takes the stage for a solo set at New Yorks' Rockwood Music Hall this Saturday. The band was featured on the BBC World Service's The Strand. Noam Pickelny tells host Mark Coles, "We really are just trying to create something new and bring all of our favorite styles and influences to the table and just throw them into a melting pot."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Radiochris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-continues-wigmore-hall-jazz-series-in-2011-w-chris-thile-joe-henry-sets-2010-05-19May 19, 2010|0 comments
Brad Mehldau will soon return to London's Wigmore Hall in a continuation the Jazz Series he is curating there; he performed the last of the series' concerts for the season in June. Wigmore Hall has just announced the line-up for the second half of his residency, to take place during the 2010/11 season, including duo concerts with Chris Thile and with Joe Henry.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-low-anthem-punch-brothers-to-play-newport-folk-festival-2010-03-24March 24, 2010|0 comments
The Low Anthem's West Coast tour will begin one day later than planned, at LA's Bootleg Theatre tomorrow. Now comes word that The Low Anthem will return to the Newport Folk Festival for the third year in a row, playing the main stage on July 31. Label mates Punch Brothers perform the next day. Discounted tickets are available through Friday. Chris Thile performs at the Savannah Music Festival tonight and will join up with Punch Brothers in Portland, Maine, this weekend.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/la-times-chris-thile-proves-astonishing-exponent-of-instrument-at-mandolin-concerto-california-premiere-2010-01-26January 26, 2010|0 commentsLA Times: Chris Thile Proves "An Astonishing Exponent of His Instrument" at Mandolin Concerto's California Premiere
Chris Thile joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and conductor Jeffrey Kahane for the California premiere of his Mandolin Concerto this past weekend. The Los Angeles Times compares Thile to Duke Ellington and Astor Piazzolla for his ability to move beyond the confines of genre, calling the new piece "surprising and often amazing," its composer "an astonishing exponent of his instrument" with "protean talent."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/birmingham-news-thile-mandolin-concerto-spotlights-virtuoso-solo-playing-gift-orchestration-melodic-2009-11-02November 02, 2009|1 commentsBirmingham News: Thile's Mandolin Concerto Spotlights "His Virtuoso Solo Playing, Gift for Orchestration, Melodic Invention"
Chris Thile joined the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for a program last Thursday that featured Thile's Mandolin Concerto and works by Bach, Bartók, and Radiohead. The Birmingham News gives the concert four stars, saying the Concerto "spotlighted not only his virtuoso solo playing, but his gift for orchestration and melodic invention in a style that could only be Chris Thile."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewschris thilehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chris-thile-performs-mandolin-concerto-works-by-bach-bartok-radiohead-w-alabama-symphony-2009-10-29October 29, 2009|0 comments
During Punch Brothers recent tour, the Albany Times Union, declared: "Chris Thile is more than just a mandolinist. He's a musician." Thile puts that musicianship to good use in a concert with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra of works by Bach, Bartók, and Radiohead and his own Mandolin Concerto tonight. "I don't acknowledge that there are anything but superficial differences between various types of good music," Thile tells the Birmingham News. "Music is music is music."