Punch Brothers to Make "Austin City Limits" TV Debut; New Daytrotter Session Now Available
Punch Brothers will be the musical guests on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight, performing "This Girl," off their new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?. They will tape an episode of Austin City Limits on May 1 for future broadcast on the PBS performance show, marking their ACL TV debut. A new Daytrotter session from the band is now available, with three songs from Who's Feeling Young Now? plus a medley pairing songs by Beck and Hazel Dickens.
Punch Brothers will be the musical guests on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight. Tune in to CBS starting at 11:35 PM ET to see the band perform "This Girl," off their latest Nonesuch album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, released earlier this year. Also on the show tonight are Kiefer Sutherland and Eugene Levy.
Following that and the news in yesterday's Nonesuch Journal of the band's upcoming appearance on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor on Saturday, April 14, comes more great broadcast news for Punch Brothers fans: the band will tape an episode of Austin City Limits on May 1 for future broadcast on the PBS performance show. Though Chris Thile has appeared on Austin City Limits three times—twice with his former band Nickel Creek and once in Dolly Parton’s backup band—this will be Punch Brothers' debut on the show. Stay tune for news of the public giveaway for tickets to the taping and of the broadcast date for the episode.
The band is featured in the latest Daytrotter session, performing three songs from Who's Feeling Young Now?—"Patchwork Girlfriend," "Movement and Location," and "Clara"—plus a medley pairing a cover of Beck's "Sexx Laws" with the Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard tune "Train on the Island."
Punch Brothers recorded the Daytrotter session while they were on tour with Paul Simon, at which "people went wild," reports Daytrotter's Sean Moeller. The band "got a standing ovation and people wanted more. They did exactly what their music naturally does. It draws you in so close and you hear Thile singing about women in that old-timey way—comparing them to sweet peaches and cherries—but adding in those sneaky pieces of tongue to modernize the sentiment quite a bit. It's an incredible trick to pull off, but Punch Brothers love songs—of which almost all of them are in some way or another—are twice as salty as the old bluegrass numbers were."
Read more and listen to the session at daytrotter.com.
To pick up a copy of Who's Feeling Young Now? on CD, vinyl, MP3, and FLAC, head to the Nonesuch Store now.
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