Thursday, 7 August 2014
Hi folks,

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer have teamed up for their second duo album, Bass & Mandolin, due out September 9th. You can pre-order the album (along with an exclusive tee bundle) at ThileMeyer.com and get an instant download of "Tarnation" (which you can stream here).
 

Thile and Edgar will be on the road this September and October for a tour that spans much of the US (with a stop north of the border in Vancouver for good measure). Tickets are on sale now; you can check out the full list at ThileMeyer.com.

Critter and Julian Lage have a new round of dates together in October, focusing mostly on the East Coast but with a few outliers thrown. If you missed their EP together, Close to Picture, you can pick that up here and here's a taste of what their live show is like.

Coming up in NYC this weekend, Critter and Michael Daves will celebrate the music of The Stanley Brothers with two shows at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2. Songs to include lots of Gamblin', Cheatin', Cryin', Poisonin', The Good Lord, Mother, Dad, Cabins, Jails, Ghosts, etc. For a preview, here's their take on "The Rambler's Blues," "She's More To Be Pitied," and "Nobody's Love is Like Mine." Tickets are available here: Sat, Aug 9, Sun, Aug 10, or a two-night pass for both.

Best,
Punch Brothers HQ
Friday, 18 July 2014
Hi folks,

We had a great time over the 4th and hope you enjoyed some of the new songs. We're continuing to work on our new album and we'll have more on that to come soon. In the meantime...

Paul's trio Haas Kowert Tice just officially released its debut album, You Got This, which consists of nine original instrumental tracks. Here's Paul's short story of the band and the making of You Got This:
 
We're 27 now. We met each other when we were about 20 at various musical gatherings (festivals, camps). Hearing and playing with each other was quite a thrill, and we instantly liked hanging out as well. Brittany Haas was at Princeton, I was in Philly at Curtis, and Jordan Tice was at Towson in Maryland... and had a car.  Jordan would pick me up (the bass rides shotgun in a sedan) and we'd head out to Princeton to crash Britt's dorm room. Among our first gigs were a Princeton fundraising event and a (newly created) Curtis Square Dance.

When graduation time came, Britt joined the band Crooked Still (with Aoife O'Donovan), I joined Punch Brothers, and Jordan moved to Boston where there were many people to collaborate with and write for. We continued playing together in different combinations but it wasn't until early 2013 that we reconvened as a trio. We jumped in Britt's mom's car for a West Coast tour, Jordan's parents' car for an East Coast tour, and trains for gigs around NYC. It quickly became clear that we needed to write new material and make a new record, so we started putting blocks in the calendar to stay in Brooklyn and work on new music together, rather than hit the road and make some cash. We're glad we did.

You Got This includes two tracks written by Brittany, two by me, and five by Jordan, although none of the tracks would be anywhere near the same without the collaboration. We pitched in on each others' writing and arranging each in our own different way.

This story leaves out a lot of beer drunk, bass cases slept-on, late drives from Boston to NYC, and general goofing off. More on that later.
 

Noam will be heading back out on the road for another run with Stuart Duncan this October. The tour kicks off at Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh and works its way up the coast to New England before looping back down to Kentucky. You can check out the details over on Noam's site. To get a taste of what Noam and Stuart sound like together, here are their rehearsal videos from the last round of shows.

Best,
Punch Brothers HQ
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Hi folks,

After several weeks in the studio working on the new album and a trip to Telluride to test out a few of the new tracks, it seemed like an appropriate time to fill you in on all things PB and PB-adjacent!

If you're itching to hear the aforementioned new songs and you also need some last-minute 4th of July weekend plans, Punch Brothers will be performing at High Sierra Music Festival on the 4th followed by shows at the Lincoln Theater in Napa Valley and St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights in Park City, UT supported by Willie Watson.

Noam and Stuart Duncan continue their duo venture tonight with shows this week in Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. They also have a few festivals on the docket, including ROMP, RockyGrass, and The Festy Experience and will have a larger tour to announce in the coming weeks. Until then, here's video of Noam and Stuart discussing the tour and rehearsing "Tallahassee" and "Sad and Lonesome Day."

Critter has additional dates with Julian Lage coming up later this year including RockyGrass and NY shows in Earlville and Marlboro in August. Earlier that month, he and Michael Daves will bring their love of The Stanley Brothers back to the stage for two nights at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on August 9-10.  And in just a few weeks, Critter will join Matt Munisteri to teach at Ashokan Guitar Camp in Olivebridge, NY (July 13-17); registration is open here.

Thile will be heading back out for a second leg of shows with Nickel Creek throughout July and August. Following that, Chris and Brad Mehldau will be perform together at BAM on September 10th as part of Nonesuch Records' 50th anniversary series.

It'll be a busy summer and fall for the boys, so we'll be in touch shortly with more updates on their respective projects and tour dates!

Best,
Punch Brothers HQ
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
We've just added new merch items leftover from the spring tour to the PB Bazaar; grab them while they last!
Monday, 17 March 2014
Hi folks, Our March tour with Aoife O'Donovan kicks off tonight! Stop by the merch table for one of the limited-edition screenprint posters designed by the great folks at Landland. If there happen to be any leftover after the tour, we'll be sure to add them to the Punch Brothers Bazaar.
Noam and Gabe will be performing together in LA at Largo at the Coronet with Ed Helms & Very Special Guests on April 6th; tickets available here. (A fun fact for those of you who watched the season finale of True Detective: Gabbers co-wrote the final song with T Bone Burnett and arranged/played all the strings.) Pickles also has some Noam & Friends shows coming up along with a batch of duo dates with Stuart Duncan; you can find all the details on his tour page. Paul's trio "Haas Kowert Tice" has a new album, You Got This, and it's now available at shows and on Bandcamp!  Keep an eye out for forthcoming tour dates, including a July official album release tour.
Paul will also be heading out with Dave Rawlings Machine in June with dates in Colorado, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Tickets will go on sale for these shows this Friday, March 21st; details and links here. Critter's duo tour with Julian Lage starts April 1st in Savannah and takes them all along the East Coast throughout the month. Here's another live video of the two performing together for some appetite-whetting. He's also added a pair of solo shows in North Carolina near the beginning of the run, supporting Mipso in Carrboro and Asheville. Thile will be out on the road this spring with Nickel Creek in support of their new album, A Dotted Line, which will be released on April 1st. You can head over to NickelCreek.com for exclusive pre-order bundles for the album, preview new songs that you'll receive as instant downloads when you pre-order, and peruse their ever-growing list of upcoming tour dates throughout the US. Finally, if you missed Punch Brothers on Another Day / Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis," the concert film is now available On Demand and on iTunes.
Best,
Punch Brothers HQ
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Hi folks,

For those of you on the West Coast, we have a pair of ideas for how you should spend your 4th of July. We'll be performing that weekend at Sasquatch! Festival at the Gorge in George, WA and High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA. Also excited to confirm that we'll be making our annual pilgrimage to Telluride this June.

You might want to grab your tickets for our March tour with Aoife O'Donovan as several of the shows have sold out and a few more are verging on that territory. If this tour and working on material for the next Punch Brothers record weren't enough, the boys have found plenty of other ways to keep themselves busy so it seems like a good time for a recap:

Noam and Gabe will be performing together at the Hotel Cafe tonight supporting Gabriel Kahane. On March 1st, they'll be joined by some very special friends at Largo to welcome Pickles to Los Angeles.

Just next week Noam returns to the Northeast for another round of shows with Bryan Sutton, Luke Bulla, Barry Bales, and Jesse Cobb. That same group will head down to the Lowcountry in April for a date at The Pour House in Charleston, SC followed by two shows at Savannah Music Festival.  Then in May, Noam will hit the road with Stuart Duncan for duo shows in Louisville, Chattanooga, Minneapolis, and Chicago before their set at RockyGrass in July.

Critter has added several more shows to his April tour with Julian Lage on the eastern seaboard including a few more stops in New York and Massachusetts with Virginia and Delaware getting tacked onto the list as well. Their duo tour ends on April 26th at Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival in Baltimore, MD where Critter will also take the stage as a titular Friend in Noam's performance alongside Aoife O'Donovan, Luke Bulla, Barry Bales, and Jesse Cobb. Here's a video of Critter and Julian if you haven't had the chance to see them together in action.

As you may have heard, Thile has teamed back up with Sara and Sean Watkins to record the first new Nickel Creek album in nine years and will be touring this spring and summer after a seven year absence. You can stream their new track "Destination" at NickelCreek.com and check back soon for more details on the album and an additional slate of dates. In the meantime, Thile is currently making the rounds of California playing some solo shows, followed by stops in Nashville and Dallas, before heading to the Pacific Northwest for duo performances with Mike Marshall.  You can find all of his upcoming dates here.

Paul, Brittany Haas, and Jordan Tice have added two dates in New Haven, CT in March at the tail-end of their short run of the Northeast, head over to the trio's Facebook page for more details on their upcoming album.

Best,
Punch Brothers HQ