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The Punch Brothers - Vintage

The Punch Brothers - Vintage Photo provided by the artist
Bring Back The Punch Brothers! OK!

The Punch Brothers are amazing. Musicianship, smarts and wonderful ideas . Led by mandolinist Chris Thile they play mix of acoustic music with bluegrass instrumentation and an ear toward chamber music. The quintet that began with , what else, a jam session in 2006 have released four Punch Brothers albums including the latest The Phosphorescent Blues. They made a big impact as the house band at the Another Day, Another Time concert filmed with musicians from the Inside LLewyn Davis film which was overseen by T-Bone Burnett who became the producer of their new album. We are happy to give everyone another listen to this session from earlier in the year.

Session Setlist
I Blew It Off
BoLL Weevil

Recent Release: The Phosphorescent Blues
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Label: Nonesuch

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