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.
April 29 - Charleston, SC with Dave Rawlings Machine - bit.ly/PB-Charleston (On sale January 29)
May 1 - New Orleans, LA - nojazzfest.com/tickets/
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.
Greetings, Fellow Music Lovers!
December means holiday parties, holiday parties mean punch, and punch means won't you please consider purchasing a copy of our new EP and/or (but especially "and") tickets to see whether or not all five of us can make it through an entire show gathered around a single microphone without losing an eye?
The EP is called The Wireless and consists of four songs that were previously only available on the vinyl edition of The Phosphorescent Blues and one brand spanking new song, all of which we look forward to breaking in live on the December tour.
1. In Wonder
2. The Hops of Guldenberg
3. Sleek White Baby
4. No More. Yet
Amazon MP3 and CD
And about that tour: as mentioned above, every performance will be amplified exclusively by one heroic Neumann U-89 (with a little sidekick-style help from a mic clipped on to the bass), because frankly, in nice halls like the ones we're lucky enough to be visiting this December, the less electricity the better.
You'll find all the details on the splash page, but here are the important bits one more time for good measure: new EP; imminent tour; the month of December; holiday parties; punch.
Hope to see you soon!
We're very excited to announce our new EP, The Wireless, which will be released on November 20 on Nonesuch Records!
1. In Wonder
2. The Hops of Guldenberg
3. Sleek White Baby
4. No More. Yet
You may recognize some of these songs from our live shows or from the bonus fourth side of the double vinyl release of The Phosphorescent Blues. Much like Ahoy! with Who's Feeling Young Now?, we recorded more than we could include on The Phosphorescent Blues so we're glad to be able to share the rest of these with you all.
We have CD and t-shirt pre-order options in our shop or you can head to iTunes if you're solely looking for digital. Whichever you choose, you'll receive an instant download of "Sleek White Baby" along with your pre-order.
"Sleek White Baby" includes words written by our good friend and touring companion, Gabriel Kahane, and a vocal cameo by another pal, Ed Helms. Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the recording:
Don't forget that we'll be back out on the road in December and these songs should work their way into the setlists, so we'd recommend securing your tickets now if you haven't. You can find all dates and details on the tour page.
We've added a handful of dates to the December tour - namely St. Louis, Troy and Woodstock, NY, and a second night in Knoxville! You can find all those details and ticket links on the tour page.
Noam has just announced his One Man, One Banjo, One Joke tour which will take him across the country in February. It'll be the first time that Noam has toured absolutely solo, which he claims is "the only surefire way to increase the chances of the audience outnumbering the people on stage." Noam will be debuting some new original music that he's been working on for a release some time next fall. Many of the dates are on sale now and the rest should be by tomorrow. You can follow Noam on Facebook, Twitter, or join his email list to keep up to date (he says you must pick at least one).
Looking a bit further into 2016, Critter has another batch of duo dates with Julian Lage in March and April in Johnson City, TN, Richmond and Roanoke, VA, Danville, KY, San Francisco and Denver. If you're feeling impatient, you can catch them in Davis and at The Fretboard Summit in Pescadero, CA early next month.
Thile's solo tour kicks off next week at his old Murray State stomping grounds and will keep him on the road into late November. Keep an eye out at the merch table along the way for the limited edition tour poster, designed by Justin Santora.
We'll have an exciting announcement for you all next week so stay tuned!
Greg at Punch Brothers HQ