Thursday, 28 March 2013
Hi folks,

Before launching into all the different locations and formations you can see the boys this spring and summer, there is some exciting Punch Brothers news afoot! We'll be releasing Ahoy! on vinyl on April 16th in (early) celebration of Record Store Day. You'll be able to pick it up at your local independent record store and online in our Shop.

Now, starting with the most pressing touring engagements: Paul will be hitting the road with Brittany Haas and Jordan Tice starting TONIGHT for a series of trio shows on the west coast (and then another run of east coast dates in June). You can find all the pertinent details on the newly-minted PaulKowert.com.

Critter will be teaming up with fellow guitarist Julian Lage in the recording studio next month and on the road this August. If you live in NYC and would like a preview, they'll be test driving some of the new material tonight at Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn at 9pm (it will fill up very quickly so we would suggest arriving early).

Noam has plenty on his plate as well, starting with his Midwest shows with Bryan Sutton, Ronnie McCoury, Luke Bulla, and Barry Bales next month.  He'll also be performing alongside Tim O'Brien at Telluride, Grey Fox, and RockyGrass this summer. More Noam-specific musings and touring details can be found at NoamPikelny.com.

Chris Thile and Michael Daves have a set of West Coast shows coming up this May in San Francisco, LA, Portland, and Seattle.  And as a reminder, you'll also be able to see the duo at Grey Fox in Oak Hill, NY in July.

Tickets for Thile's tour next month with Brad Mehldau have been moving fast so you may not want to wait too long to grab yours. Looking further ahead into 2013, Chris has some live shows under The Goat Rodeo Sessions banner with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Aoife O'Donovan in August followed by some solo dates later in the year. These will continue to sporadically announce throughout the spring, but you can find the currently disclosed itinerary here.

So between all these different ventures, we'd like to think we have something for a wide swath of you but there is even more to come, so don't get too discouraged just yet if we haven't recommended a show in your general vicinity.

Best,
Punch Brothers HQ
Monday, 11 February 2013
Hi folks,

We're only one week away from wrapping up the Winter Tour and sending the trusty old tour bus to a nice little farm upstate. We're in Columbus tomorrow night, followed by Buffalo, Northampton, Boston, and the Maine-variety of Portland.

As we mentioned last time around, this tour will mark the end of Punch Brothers' collective nomadic phase for the year so the boys can focus on writing the next record and explore some side-ventures. There will however be a few scattershot PB summer festival dates (one of which will be announced later this week so keep an eye out... foreshadowing!). As always, details on the tour page.

If you were worrying this would mean a devastating Pickles drought, we have plenty of news on that front to keep you nourished. Firstly, Noam will be a special guest on the live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion next Saturday, February 23rd. If you live in St. Paul and would like to attend in person, tickets are available here.

We're also thrilled to announce the launch of a new Noam Pikelny project. This April, Noam will be joined by Bryan Sutton, Ronnie McCoury, Luke Bulla, and Barry Bales for a special evening of bluegrass in select Midwest cities. They'll be playing small and intimate venues, so get your tickets quickly when they go on sale this Friday. Until now, there has never been a gathering of members from Punch Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Hot Rize, & The Lyle Lovett Band outside of a sauna.  Noam will also be performing alongside Tim O'Brien at Telluride, Grey Fox, and RockyGrass this summer. You can find details on all these assorted ventures (and a few more to come) at NoamPikelny.com.

Now we'd be remiss if we didn't give a hearty congratulatory "ahoy!" to Thile along with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, and Edgar Meyer for their Best Folk Album win at the Grammys last night for The Goat Rodeo Sessions. We announced Chris's upcoming tour with Brad Mehldau in the last blast, but since then they have added a NYC date at Bowery Ballroom on April 9th. Tickets are available here, and you can see the rest of Chris and Brad's tour here.

The summer festival circuit will also bring about the return of the Chris Thile and Michael Daves duo, which so far has only been confirmed at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, NY on July 20th but be prepared for more news on that front in the coming weeks.

Until next time!
Punch Brothers HQ
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Hi folks,

Greetings from the precipice of our Winter Tour, better known around these parts as Milwaukee! While the tour page is perhaps the easiest reference for our upcoming travels (for instance, there you can see that Sarah Jarosz has just been added on 2/7 in DC), the more artistic (and more nautically-themed) option is our beautiful new Winter Tour poster, designed by Landland. It will be available for purchase at the merch table:



This is the only proper Punch Brothers tour in 2013, minus a few scattered festival dates like Spoleto and Telluride, so we really hope to see you in the coming weeks. The boys will be spending much of the year writing the next Punch Brothers album and working on some assorted side-ventures.

Case in point: Thile will be joining forces with renowned jazz pianist Brad Mehldau for a series of duo shows in April (dates and cities can be found on the tour page). To give you a slightly shaky taste of what to expect, here's a fan-shot video of Chris and Brad covering Radiohead's "Knives Out" from a performance a few years back:



If that wasn't enough multimedia for one day, the folks at CMT are featuring the "Movement and Location" video shot early last year by Danny Clinch at Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn. You can watch it here:


Best,
Punch Brothers HQ
Monday, 7 January 2013
We’ve added a second show at 9:30 Club in Washington DC on Thursday, February 7th. The first show is sold out, so don't wait too long to pick up your tickets.

Due to a conflict, our show at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA has been rescheduled from Sunday, February 10th to Monday, February 11th. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Tickets are available here.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Hi folks,

For those of you who have finely attuned pop culture antennae and/or are Punch Brothers completists, the forthcoming Judd Apatow-directed comedy This Is 40 has a soundtrack album that was released today. And guess what: Punch Brothers are all over it. The film's score as well as the soundtrack was produced by Antifogmatic producer and old friend Jon Brion. PB can be found on six tracks: Fiona Apple's "Dull Tool," Norah Jones's "Always Judging," Lindsey Buckingham's "Brother & Sister," Graham Parker's "What Do You Like?," Wilco's "I Got You (At the End of the Century)," and last but not least Jon Brion's "Theme 1 (Debbie & Oliver)."  Punch Brothers are also featured in other sections of the score, which you can hear by taking a stroll to the ol' Cineplex Stadium 14 when the movie comes out on December 21st.

On the live front, our fall tour is nearing its end! We're in Kansas City tonight, Minneapolis tomorrow, and then finish things off in Chicago at the Vic on Thursday (and very few tickets remain for this one). While our three-night New Year's run at The Bowery Ballroom is now sold out (thanks everyone!), don't forget we have a series of dates with Anaïs Mitchell coming up in January and February.

Those of you who would prefer to hibernate through the colder months can come join us in Charleston, SC for our return to the Spoleto Festival on May 27th. Tickets are available here.

We'd be remiss if we didn't give Thile and Noam some love for their Grammy nominations! Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan's collaborative effort, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, received a nomination in the Best Folk Album category. Here's a taste of that album if you missed it earlier in the year.

Noam's second solo album, Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail, which was produced by Gabe and features many members of the extended PB family, is nominated for Best Bluegrass Album. If you haven't given it a listen, you can pick up a copy in the Punch Brothers Bazaar (and don't forget about our Holiday Sale discounts while you're there).

Speaking of Pickles, he has Noam & Friends shows in Albany and NYC coming up next month before he hits the road again on the Banjo Summit. Visit NoamPikelny.com for more details.

Best,
Punch Brothers HQ
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
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