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Watch: Chris Thile Performs "Dionysus" From New Album, 'Laysongs,' Live

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on June 22, 2021 - 9:30am
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Chris Thile has released a new video of him performing "Dionysus," a song from his new solo album, Laysongs, filmed live in Brooklyn. You can watch the video, made by Benjamin Miller, here. Thile has two solo concerts in upstate New York this weekend, with more shows ahead this summer and a fall tour to come.

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Chris Thile has released a new video of him performing "Dionysus," a song from his new solo album, Laysongs, filmed live in Brooklyn. You can watch the video, made by Benjamin Miller, here:

Laysongs is Chris 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. Recorded in a converted upstate New York church during the pandemic, Laysongs features the three-part Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth, which was inspired by C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters; a song Thile wrote about Dionysus; a selection from Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin; “God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot” based on Buffy Sainte-Marie’s adaptation of a Leonard Cohen poem; and a Hazel Dickens cover.

Thile has two solo concerts in upstate New York this weekend, at Chautauqua Amphitheater in Chautauqua on Saturday and Hudson Valley Ampitheater in Montgomery on Sunday. There are some more shows ahead this summer and a fall tour to come. See below for details and tickets; for all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

CHRIS THILE ON TOUR

Jun 26 Chautauqua Amphitheater Chautauqua, NY
Jun 27 City Winery Hudson Valley Montgomery, NY
Jul 24&25 Filene Center, Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
     
Aug 2 Open Sky Arts Festival Lake Placid, NY
     
Oct 3 Brown County Music Center Nashville, IN
Oct 5 Memorial Hall Cincinnati, OH
Oct 6 The Capitol Theatre Flint, MI
Oct 7 North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Skokie, IL
Oct 9 Cary Hall Lexington, MA
Oct 10 Shalin Liu Performance Center Rockport, MA
Oct 15 Waterville Opera House Waterville, ME
Oct 16 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Troy, NY
Oct 22 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
     
Nov 18 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC
Nov 21 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
Nov 22 Atlanta Symphony Hall Atlanta, GA
Nov 23 Harvester Performance Center Rocky Mount, VA
     
Feb 5 Cullen Theater, Wortham Center Houston, TX
     
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Chris Thile: "Dionysus" (Live) [video]

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