Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Hi folks,

It's been a bit since we last wrote so it seemed like a good time to do a quick catch up on what everyone will be up to this summer.

Next week, we'll be performing at the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene on Tuesday, July 5 and Noam has a solo show the next night in Portland at Mississippi Studios.

Following a trip back out to Lyons, CO for RockyGrass on July 31, we set off across the Pacific for a residency at the Blue Note in Tokyo from August 3-5. The special Japanese edition of The Phosphorescent Blues is set to be released on July 20 and can be pre-ordered here.

We then head to Australia for a quick tour with stops in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne from August 8-13.

On August 20, we'll return to Oregon for a very special benefit show at Penner Ash Wine Cellars in Newberg. In addition to a Punch Brothers set, the event includes complimentary wine and a meal prepared by chef Scott Dolich with all proceeds to benefit the Children's Cancer Association and their MyMusicRx program. You can get tickets here.


Thile's tour with Béla Fleck kicks off in just a few weeks in Omaha, NE on July 12. The tour then takes them to Fish Creek, WI, Interlochen, MI, Geneva, NY, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, NY, and Portsmouth, NH before heading west to wrap things up in Oakland and Los Angeles, CA. Chris has also added a pair of solo shows this September in Chapel Hill, NC and Greenville, SC.

As a reminder, you can catch Critter and Julian Lage at Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington, VA on August 26 and in Big Fork, MT on August 28-September 4 teaching and performing at Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival. (You can also study guitar with Critter online at Sonic Junction)

Speaking of teaching, The Kennedy Center shared a live stream of our How to Play with Others workshop from American Acoustic this past weekend. If you missed it, you can now watch a full replay here.

Best,
Punch Brothers
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Hi folks,

Our spring tour starts tomorrow night in Charleston, SC for a special show with Dave Rawlings Machine. We're excited to see you all over the coming weeks along the East Coast and Midwest (roughly). You can find all the specifics and ticket links on the tour page.

If you missed the announcement, Thile has curated a four day festival, American Acoustic, that will take place at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC this June 22-25. In addition to a Punch Brothers set, the festival features performances by Michael Daves, Gabriel Kahane, Julian Lage, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards, Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Aoife O'Donovan, and Sarah Jarosz). Tickets are on sale now, visit here for details.

We've added a stop in Perth at the front end of our Australia run on August 8. Preceding that, tickets are on sale now for our three night residency at the Blue Note Tokyo, August 3-5. To commemorate the visit, a special edition of The Phosphorescent Blues will be released in Japan on July 20 including three songs from The Wireless EP. If you're in Japan, you can pre-order it now here.

Thile and Béla Fleck are teaming up for a duo tour this July - expect some new music they've been writing together, some older material (a mix of Chris's and Béla's catalogs plus a traditional song or two), and a fair amount of improvising. Surrounding their festival set at Grey Fox in Oak Hill, NY, they'll head to Omaha, NE, Interlochen, MI, Geneva, NY, and Oakland and Los Angeles, CA. There are a few more shows to announce, so keep an eye out for those.

Noam has added a third solo date this summer on June 14 in Carlsbad, CA at the Museum of Making Music. Tickets are also on sale now for his show in Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios on July 6.

Critter and Julian Lage will perform at the beautiful Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington, VA on August 26 before heading to Big Fork, MT to teach and play at the Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival (August 28-Setember 4). And as a reminder, if you're interested in studying guitar with Critter, you can do so at Sonic Junction anytime.

Best,
Punch Brothers
Thursday, 7 April 2016
Dearest Fellow Music Lovers,

Firstly, I hope you're well! Secondly, allow me to introduce you to American Acoustic, a festival of my very own curation made possible and hosted by the fine folks at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. It's essentially a celebration of, well, American acoustic music, the traditions of which it consists, and the unquenchable spirit of innovation that has forged (and continues to forge!) all great musical traditions.

The collection of musicians performing over this four day affair are some of the finest, most creative, and accomplished known to me. A couple of them I've grown up idolizing, a bunch of them I've grown up with/marveling at, and every last one of them YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE. My sincerest thanks to Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, my fellow Punch Brothers, I'm With Her, Michael Daves, Merrill Garbus, Gabriel Kahane, and Julian Lage for joining me on this adventure, and I hope to see all of you in our nation's capital this June! kennedy-center.org/calendar/series/AAC

Xoxo,
C
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Hi folks,

We're very excited to announce our first-ever trip to Tokyo in August followed by an overdue return to Australia! We'll be performing at Blue Note Tokyo for a total of six shows over three days - August 3-5. Tickets go on sale next month, you can find details here.

Our return to Australia begins in Brisbane on August 9 at QPAC followed by Adelaide International Guitar Festival, City Recital Hall in Sydney, and Melbourne Recital Centre. Tickets are on sale now.

For those of you in the States, our spring tour is fast approaching. We covered the where and when in our last email, but this time around we're glad to be able to say Gabriel Kahane is joining us again on this run. You can find all the dates and links below.

To commemorate the start of spring, we're running a sale in our shop with 20% off select items, including new hoodies and hats from the merch table during the winter tour.


We'll leave you with a check-in on what else the boys are up to in the coming months:

Critter and Julian Lage are in Richmond, VA tonight followed by Roanoke, VA and Danville, KY to close out the week. They'll also head to San Francisco and Denver next month.

• Paul's trio, Haas Kowert Tice, has three shows at the Savannah Music Festival on April 4.

Noam will take on hosting duties and perform at the inaugural The Bluegrass Situation North at Winnipeg Folk Festival on July 8. You can read more about the event here. On the way north, he'll stop in Portland, OR on July 6 at Mississippi Studios for a solo show. Stay tuned for a few more dates to be added shortly.

• Thile will be performing with Béla Fleck at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival on July 16. Keep an eye on Chris's Facebook page for additional duo dates to be announced soon.

Best,
Punch Brothers
Monday, 1 February 2016
Hi folks,

We're excited to announce that we'll be back out on the road this spring!

Things kick off in Charleston, SC on April 29 for a special night at Charleston Music Hall with Dave Rawlings Machine followed by a trip down to New Orleans for Jazz Fest on May 1. Tickets are on sale now for both.

That leads into two straight weeks of shows in May starting in Nashville on the 2nd. The tour includes dates in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin before wrapping up with two nights in Chicago on May 13-14. As with the December tour, our single valiant Neumann U-89 microphone will be carrying the amplification load each night of this run.

You can find all the specifics on the tour page; limited pre-sale tickets will be available at PunchBrothers.com starting tomorrow, February 2, at 10am local time. The public on sale will follow this Friday, February 5.

Before the tour, we'll head to Cincinnati for Bryce Dessner of The National's MusicNOW Festival on March 20. Thile will have his own solo set at the fest on the 18th.

We'll also be making our way out west to California for The Huck Finn Jubilee in Ontario on June 12, our annual pilgrimage to Colorado for Telluride Bluegrass Fesitval (June 16-19), and the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene, OR on July 5.

There are quite a few other dates to circle on your calendar:

• Noam's solo tour kicks off this Thursday and will keep him on the road all month
• Paul's trio, Haas Kowert Tice, has a Nashville date on Feb 26 and three shows at the Savannah Music Festival on April 4
• Thile has a pair of solo shows at the end of February in Fernandina Beach, FL and Madison, GA
• Critter has a handful of duo dates with Julian Lage in March and April

If you missed the Thile-hosted episode of A Prairie Home Companion this past weekend - featuring Ben Folds, Brandi Carlile, Ed Helms, Sarah Jarosz, and a full complement of Punch Brothers - you can replay it now here.

Thile is hosting again this upcoming Saturday with guests Paul Simon, Andrew Bird, Maria Bamford, Sarah Jarosz, and 4/5th of PB (Noam will be busy with his aforementioned solo tour). You can watch a live stream at prairiehome.org or catch the archive shortly after the show here.

Best,
Punch Brothers
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Hi folks,

The December tour is wrapping up this week with just a few shows remaining in Charlottesville, VA, Durham, NC, and Knoxville, TN on Friday and Saturday.

For those who couldn't make it out this month, you'll be able to watch a live stream of the Charlottesville show tomorrow night, December 16, starting at 9:05pm ET courtesy of Yahoo Music.


If you enjoy the live stream, please consider swinging by the digital version of the merch table post-show. You can pick up the new EP, The Wireless, and as we're in the midst of holiday season, get 25% off all apparel, posters, and accessories.


Looking ahead to next year, we'll be making our return to RockyGrass in Lyons, CO on Sunday, July 31. Three-day passes are sold out but there are still some limited single-day Friday and Sunday tickets remaining.

Before the year closes out, those of you in NYC now have two chances to see Thile and Brad Mehldau at Bowery Ballroom on December 28 as they've recently added a late show (limited tickets remain for the early show here).

We're proud that The Phosphorescent Blues was recently Grammy-nominated for Best Americana Album and "Julep" picked up two nods in American Roots Song and Performance. More so, we're thankful to all of you for your ongoing support and look forward to another great year.

Best,
Punch Brothers