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Chris Thile stopped by the BBC Radio 4 studios to perform some Bach and music from his 2021 solo album, Laysongs, on Front Row and talk with presenter Luke Jones about the album and more. You can hear their conversation here. Thile kicks off a tour of the UK and Ireland with Sam Amidon on Wednesday, with shows in Bristol, Coventry, London, Manchester, Glasgow, and Dublin.

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Mandolinist, singer, and songwriter Chris Thile stopped by the BBC Radio 4 studios to perform some Bach and music from his 2021 solo album, Laysongs, on Front Row and talk with presenter Luke Jones about making the album and more. You can hear their conversation about sixteen minutes into the episode below via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Thile kicks off a week-long tour of the UK and Ireland with Sam Amidon at St George’s in Bristol on Wednesday, followed by shows in Coventry, London, Manchester, and Glasgow, culminating at the National Concert Hall in Dublin next Tuesday. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Laysongs is Thile’s first truly solo album: just Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on new recordings of six original songs and three covers, all of which contextualize and banter with his ideas about spirituality. You can hear it and get the album here.

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Chris Thile: BBC Radio 4's 'Front Row,' November 2022
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    Listen: Chris Thile Performs on BBC Radio 4's 'Front Row'
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    Mandolinist, singer, and songwriter Chris Thile stopped by the BBC Radio 4 studios to perform some Bach and music from his 2021 solo album, Laysongs, on Front Row and talk with presenter Luke Jones about making the album and more. You can hear their conversation about sixteen minutes into the episode below via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

    Thile kicks off a week-long tour of the UK and Ireland with Sam Amidon at St George’s in Bristol on Wednesday, followed by shows in Coventry, London, Manchester, and Glasgow, culminating at the National Concert Hall in Dublin next Tuesday. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Laysongs is Thile’s first truly solo album: just Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on new recordings of six original songs and three covers, all of which contextualize and banter with his ideas about spirituality. You can hear it and get the album here.

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