Punch Brothers Launch American Acoustic Tour with Watchhouse, Sarah Jarosz

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Punch Brothers, Watchhouse, and Sarah Jarosz join forces for the second American Acoustic US tour starting tonight, with dates in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, New Haven, and more. Chris Thile says: “It took five years, but I’m elated to announce the second traveling edition of American Acoustic for this summer. Joining my fellow Punch Brothers and me in front of a pair of large condenser microphones will be our dear friends, Watchhouse and Sarah Jarosz, for a collaborative evening of music that traverses our respective catalogues and celebrates being together.” They've released a preview of what's to come with a cover of Sufjan Stevens' "Mystery of Love" performed live from Telluride; you can watch it here.

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Punch Brothers, Watchhouse, and Sarah Jarosz join forces for the second American Acoustic US tour starting tonight, with dates in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and New Haven, among others. The tour takes its name from a June 2016 residency at Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center, curated by Punch Brothers’ Chris Thile, that culminated in a show including his band and I’m With Her, with half the show devoted to extensive collaboration between all the musicians. The two bands then took American Acoustic on the road in 2017.

You can catch a preview of what's to come on tour with a video of Punch Brothers and Watchhouse performing Sufjan Stevens' "Mystery of Love" live from the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, Colorado:

Thile says: “It took five years, but I’m elated to announce the second traveling edition of American Acoustic for this summer. Joining my fellow Punch Brothers and me in front of a pair of large condenser microphones will be our dear friends, Watchhouse and Sarah Jarosz, for a collaborative evening of music that traverses our respective catalogues and celebrates being together.”

Watchhouse’s Andrew Marlin adds: “My absolute favorite thing to do is sit around and pick tunes with folks. So stoked to hit the road and do just that with some of the best to ever do it.”

Jarosz, who also is a member of I’m With Her, concurs: “I’m thrilled to embark on round two of American Acoustic. There’s nothing better than making music with your friends, and it will feel particularly joyous to collaborate with some of my favorite musicians after so long a part.”

Punch Brothers—guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny, mandolinist/singer Chris Thile, and fiddler Gabe Witcher—formed in 2006 and released its first Nonesuch record, Punch, in 2008. In 2009, the band began a residency at NYC’s intimate Lower East Side club The Living Room, trying out new songs and ultimately spawning Antifogmatic (2010). Those albums were followed by the critically praised Who’s Feeling Young Now? in 2012 and 2015’s T Bone Burnett-produced The Phosphorescent Blues. Their 2018 record, All Ashore, won a Grammy for Best Folk Album. Hell on Church Street, released earlier this year, is the band’s reimagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice’s landmark solo album Church Street Blues.

Watchhouse are a duo founded by Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz. The group sings sweet soft songs about the hardest parts of our lives, both as people and as a people. Their career has been a grassroots success story. Over the course of a decade and six albums under the name Mandolin Orange, they went from coffee shop gigs and self-released records to millions of Spotify listeners, headlining sold-out shows at Red Rocks and the Ryman Auditorium, and gaining praise from Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, and NPR. Their most recent release was 2021's Watchhouse, which the band is supporting on tour throughout 2022.

Sarah Jarosz, already a four-time Grammy Award-winner and ten-time nominee at the age of thirty, is a Texas native who started singing as a young girl; she became an accomplished multi-instrumentalist by her early teens. After releasing her full-length debut Song Up in Her Head at eighteen years old, she went on to deliver such critically lauded albums as Follow Me Down, Build Me Up from Bones, and Undercurrent, in addition to joining forces with Sara Watkins and Aoife O’Donovan to form I’m With Her. Jarosz’s fifth studio album, World on the Ground, produced by John Leventhal, won a Grammy award for Best Americana Album. In 2021, she released the Grammy-nominated Blue Heron Suite, a song cycle that she composed after receiving the FreshGrass Composition Commission. She will continue to tour in 2022 in support of both releases.

PUNCH BROTHERS ON TOUR

Jul 27 KettleHouse Amphitheater* Bonner, MT
Jul 28 Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre* Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 29 RockyGrass Festival Lyons, CO
Jul 31 Pioneer Courthouse Square* Portland, OR
Aug 1 Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre* Seattle, WA
Aug 3 Britt Festival Fairgrounds* Jacksonville, OR
Aug 5 The Mountain Winery* Saratoga, CA
Aug 6 Green Music Center* Rohnert Park, CA
Aug 7 Ford Amphitheatre* Los Angeles, CA
Aug 17 Pines Theater* Northampton, MA
Aug 18 Westville Music Bowl* New Haven, CT
Aug 19 Philadelphia Folk Festival* Upper Salford Township, PA
Aug 20 Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival Manchester Center, VT
Aug 25 Andrew J. Brady Music Center Cincinnati, OH
Aug 26 Sacred Rose Festival Bridgeview, IL
Aug 27 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI
     
Oct 12 Jefferson Center Roanoke, VA
Oct 13 Kenan Auditorium Wilmington, NC
Oct 14&15 Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que Music Festival Grovetown, GA
Oct 15 Suwanee Roots Festival Live Oak, FL
Dec 18 Koerner Hall Toronto, ON

*American Acoustic

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Punch Brothers: American Acoustic tour 2022
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    Punch Brothers Launch American Acoustic Tour with Watchhouse, Sarah Jarosz

    Punch Brothers, Watchhouse, and Sarah Jarosz join forces for the second American Acoustic US tour starting tonight, with dates in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and New Haven, among others. The tour takes its name from a June 2016 residency at Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center, curated by Punch Brothers’ Chris Thile, that culminated in a show including his band and I’m With Her, with half the show devoted to extensive collaboration between all the musicians. The two bands then took American Acoustic on the road in 2017.

    You can catch a preview of what's to come on tour with a video of Punch Brothers and Watchhouse performing Sufjan Stevens' "Mystery of Love" live from the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, Colorado:

    Thile says: “It took five years, but I’m elated to announce the second traveling edition of American Acoustic for this summer. Joining my fellow Punch Brothers and me in front of a pair of large condenser microphones will be our dear friends, Watchhouse and Sarah Jarosz, for a collaborative evening of music that traverses our respective catalogues and celebrates being together.”

    Watchhouse’s Andrew Marlin adds: “My absolute favorite thing to do is sit around and pick tunes with folks. So stoked to hit the road and do just that with some of the best to ever do it.”

    Jarosz, who also is a member of I’m With Her, concurs: “I’m thrilled to embark on round two of American Acoustic. There’s nothing better than making music with your friends, and it will feel particularly joyous to collaborate with some of my favorite musicians after so long a part.”

    Punch Brothers—guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny, mandolinist/singer Chris Thile, and fiddler Gabe Witcher—formed in 2006 and released its first Nonesuch record, Punch, in 2008. In 2009, the band began a residency at NYC’s intimate Lower East Side club The Living Room, trying out new songs and ultimately spawning Antifogmatic (2010). Those albums were followed by the critically praised Who’s Feeling Young Now? in 2012 and 2015’s T Bone Burnett-produced The Phosphorescent Blues. Their 2018 record, All Ashore, won a Grammy for Best Folk Album. Hell on Church Street, released earlier this year, is the band’s reimagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice’s landmark solo album Church Street Blues.

    Watchhouse are a duo founded by Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz. The group sings sweet soft songs about the hardest parts of our lives, both as people and as a people. Their career has been a grassroots success story. Over the course of a decade and six albums under the name Mandolin Orange, they went from coffee shop gigs and self-released records to millions of Spotify listeners, headlining sold-out shows at Red Rocks and the Ryman Auditorium, and gaining praise from Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, and NPR. Their most recent release was 2021's Watchhouse, which the band is supporting on tour throughout 2022.

    Sarah Jarosz, already a four-time Grammy Award-winner and ten-time nominee at the age of thirty, is a Texas native who started singing as a young girl; she became an accomplished multi-instrumentalist by her early teens. After releasing her full-length debut Song Up in Her Head at eighteen years old, she went on to deliver such critically lauded albums as Follow Me Down, Build Me Up from Bones, and Undercurrent, in addition to joining forces with Sara Watkins and Aoife O’Donovan to form I’m With Her. Jarosz’s fifth studio album, World on the Ground, produced by John Leventhal, won a Grammy award for Best Americana Album. In 2021, she released the Grammy-nominated Blue Heron Suite, a song cycle that she composed after receiving the FreshGrass Composition Commission. She will continue to tour in 2022 in support of both releases.

    PUNCH BROTHERS ON TOUR

    Jul 27 KettleHouse Amphitheater* Bonner, MT
    Jul 28 Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre* Salt Lake City, UT
    Jul 29 RockyGrass Festival Lyons, CO
    Jul 31 Pioneer Courthouse Square* Portland, OR
    Aug 1 Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre* Seattle, WA
    Aug 3 Britt Festival Fairgrounds* Jacksonville, OR
    Aug 5 The Mountain Winery* Saratoga, CA
    Aug 6 Green Music Center* Rohnert Park, CA
    Aug 7 Ford Amphitheatre* Los Angeles, CA
    Aug 17 Pines Theater* Northampton, MA
    Aug 18 Westville Music Bowl* New Haven, CT
    Aug 19 Philadelphia Folk Festival* Upper Salford Township, PA
    Aug 20 Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival Manchester Center, VT
    Aug 25 Andrew J. Brady Music Center Cincinnati, OH
    Aug 26 Sacred Rose Festival Bridgeview, IL
    Aug 27 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI
         
    Oct 12 Jefferson Center Roanoke, VA
    Oct 13 Kenan Auditorium Wilmington, NC
    Oct 14&15 Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que Music Festival Grovetown, GA
    Oct 15 Suwanee Roots Festival Live Oak, FL
    Dec 18 Koerner Hall Toronto, ON

    *American Acoustic

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