Skip directly to content
Browse by:
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Big Ears Festival to Feature Rhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, Gabriel Kahane, Mountain Man

    The line-up for the 2019 Big Ears Festival has been announced, and as usual, featured among the performers are several Nonesuch artists: Rhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, Gabriel Kahane, and Mountain Man. Big Ears will be held at venues throughout downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, March 21–24, 2019.

    Rhiannon Giddens returns to Big Ears to take part in two different events. She and percussionist Francesco Turrisi will perform her score to Lucy Negro Redux, a ballet based on the hypothetical life of Shakespeare's "Dark Lady" and Caroline Randall Williams' 2015 book Lucy, Negro Redux, as the Nashville Ballet performs the piece choreographed by Paul Vasterling and narrated by Randall Williams. Giddens and Turrisi will also perform their own duo set.

    Punch Brothers, which announced a March tour with Gabriel Kahane as their special guest, will bring music from their latest album, All Ashore, to Big Ears, and Kahane will perform his own set of music from his new album, Book of Travelers, at the festival.

    Mountain Man, which closes out its fall tour with two shows in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, this weekend, will bring music from its Nonesuch debut album, Magic Ship, to Big Ears as well.

    Another artist familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, Bill Frisell, will perform several sets at Big Ears too. His classic album recorded in another Tennessee city, Nashville, first released on Nonesuch Records in 1997, will receive its first worldwide vinyl release next Friday, November 23.

    Weekend passes for the 2019 Big Ears Festival are on sale now at bigearsfestival.org; information on daily tickets will be available in early December.

    Journal Articles:Artist NewsOn Tour

Enjoy This Post?

Share This Post

Big Ears Festival to Feature Rhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, Gabriel Kahane, Mountain Man

Browse by:
nonesuch's picture
on November 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Article Type: 
Publish date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:00
Excerpt: 

The line-up for the 2019 Big Ears Festival has been announced, including several Nonesuch artists: Rhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, Gabriel Kahane, and Mountain Man. Big Ears will be held at venues throughout downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, March 21–24, 2019. Weekend passes are on sale now.

Copy: 

The line-up for the 2019 Big Ears Festival has been announced, and as usual, featured among the performers are several Nonesuch artists: Rhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, Gabriel Kahane, and Mountain Man. Big Ears will be held at venues throughout downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, March 21–24, 2019.

Rhiannon Giddens returns to Big Ears to take part in two different events. She and percussionist Francesco Turrisi will perform her score to Lucy Negro Redux, a ballet based on the hypothetical life of Shakespeare's "Dark Lady" and Caroline Randall Williams' 2015 book Lucy, Negro Redux, as the Nashville Ballet performs the piece choreographed by Paul Vasterling and narrated by Randall Williams. Giddens and Turrisi will also perform their own duo set.

Punch Brothers, which announced a March tour with Gabriel Kahane as their special guest, will bring music from their latest album, All Ashore, to Big Ears, and Kahane will perform his own set of music from his new album, Book of Travelers, at the festival.

Mountain Man, which closes out its fall tour with two shows in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, this weekend, will bring music from its Nonesuch debut album, Magic Ship, to Big Ears as well.

Another artist familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, Bill Frisell, will perform several sets at Big Ears too. His classic album recorded in another Tennessee city, Nashville, first released on Nonesuch Records in 1997, will receive its first worldwide vinyl release next Friday, November 23.

Weekend passes for the 2019 Big Ears Festival are on sale now at bigearsfestival.org; information on daily tickets will be available in early December.

featuredimage: 
Big Ears Festival 2019 w

Related Posts

  • Monday, May 20, 2019
    Monday, May 20, 2019

    Jonny Greenwood is on NPR's All Songs Considered. He talks with NPR's Bob Boilen and Tom Huizenga about his own music—his There Will Be Blood soundtrack and two new pieces just given their premiere in a NPR's Tiny Desk Concert—and shares some works that have inspired him, by New Order, Olivier Messiaen, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Steve Reich. "I love Steve Reich," Greenwood says. "He's a big influence for sure." You can hear the episode here.

    Journal Topics: Artist NewsRadio
  • Friday, May 17, 2019
    Friday, May 17, 2019

    Brad Mehldau's Finding Gabriel is out now. The album features performances by Mehldau on piano, synthesizers, percussion, Fender Rhodes, and vocals. Guests include Ambrose Akinmusire, Sara Caswell, Kurt Elling, Joel Frahm, Mark Guiliana, Gabriel Kahane, and Becca Stevens. "A soundtrack for our times," says the AP. "[T]he intricate arrangements of wordless vocals are fascinating, and among the singers is Mehldau, who happens to have a lovely voice. Fetching melodies abound ..." The Times of London gives five stars to the latest album from "the American jazz pianist, one of the best alive ... [T]he dominant mood is of a master musician having fun." To coincide with the album's release, Mehldau has shared a video for the track "The Prophet Is a Fool," which you can watch here.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News
[{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list !","body":" Get exclusive information about NONESUCH tour dates, video premieres and special announcements ","field_newsletter_id":"14075483","field_label_list_id":"6389157","field_display_rates":"-1","field_preview_mode":"false","field_lbox_height":"","field_lbox_width":"","field_toaster_timeout":"16000","field_toaster_position":"From Bottom","field_turnkey_height":"800"}}]

Performs On