Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Watch Chris Thile, Michael Daves "Sleep with One Eye Open" Video on FacebookSleep with One Eye Open, the debut album from mandolin-virtuoso Chris Thile and guitar maven Michael Daves, is due out on Nonesuch Records on May 10, and 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. Thile and Daves recently performed a number of songs from the album at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, where they kick off their East Coast tour next month. Check out their performance of the title track, Lester Flatt's "Sleep with One Eye Open," in a new video posted to their Facebook page, facebook.com/thiledaves. It's the first in a series of performance videos that will be unveiled in the coming weeks leading up to the album's release, so become a fan of the page and check back regularly for more to come.
To reserve your copy of Sleep with One Eye Open, head to the Nonesuch Store now, where 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 album track "My Little Girl in Tennessee" for free below. For details of the upcoming tour, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.