Monday, 14 September 2015
Hi folks,

As promised, we have a brand new batch of tour dates in December! You can check the tour page for all the details but the general route is Midwest > Northeast > Southeast with a couple more dates still to be announced in the coming weeks to fill in a few gaps. Gabriel Kahane will again join us for the first two weeks and Anaïs Mitchell will be with us for Charlottesville, Durham, and Knoxville.

A limited ticket pre-sale will begin tomorrow, September 15, at 10am local time at PunchBrothers.com. If you miss out, public tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 18.

The next leg of touring kicks off this Friday at FreshGrass Festival in North Adams, MA. We look forward to seeing many of you in the coming month across the country (and Toronto). That includes San Francisco as we can now announce that we'll be performing at this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on October 2.

The new Dave Rawlings Machine album, Nashville Obsolete, comes out this Friday and features our very own Paul Kowert on bass throughout, plus guest appearances by his triomates, Brittany Haas and Jordan Tice. You can pre-order the album here.

Best,
Greg at Punch Brothers HQ
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Hi folks,

The boys are back out on the road, with Gabriel Kahane once again in tow, starting tomorrow night in New Orleans. They'll make a quick run of the south (Oxford, MS and Fayetteville Roots) before heading through Tulsa, Boulder, and Boise on the way to the Pacific Northwest (Bend and Jacksonville, OR and Bumbershoot in Seattle).

That's just a quick recap of what's up next but there are plenty of other tour dates beyond this run throughout September and into the fall. Speaking of which, a new date in Brooklyn was recently added on October 8 as part of National Sawdust's inaugural season. Tickets are on sale now here. Stay tuned in our next email blast for a series of December shows. A few have already popped up - Wilmington, DE and New Brunswick, NJ - see the tour page for details.

Thile will also be performing solo at National Sawdust in Brooklyn as part of their opening night on October 1. Later that month, his solo tour will kick off in full force with a series of dates across the US continuing through November.  It'll be another Bachtoberfest for the books, but Chris will be changing up the program quite a bit from his last solo tour so expect some surprises and new original material as well.

Critter is excited to be launching a new online teaching program next month at Sonic Junction. Each week starting September 4 there will be a new lesson covering concepts, techniques, and musicality, all discussed within the context of a song or arrangement with personal feedback from Critter along the way. For more info and a sample lesson, visit here.

In case you missed it, the boys performed "My Oh My" and "Boll Weevil" on the roof of the Fonda Theatre in LA courtesy of The Bluegrass Situation. It's a rare opportunity to see an rKo-eclipse.

Best,
Greg at Punch Brothers HQ
Thursday, 9 July 2015
Hi folks,

The summer touring schedule is about to kick off in earnest so we wanted to send a quick recap of what's coming up both stateside and abroad.

The boys will make their return to Brooklyn tonight for a free Celebrate Brooklyn! show in Prospect Park with Sarah Jarosz. This month also brings a trio of shows with Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn in Chautauqua, NYRoanoke, VA, and Vienna, VA and festival sets at Red Wing Roots in Mt Solon, VA and Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA. The East Coast run ends with a show in Raleigh, NC at North Carolina Museum of Art.

That's followed by a trip over to the UK at the end of the month for Southern Fried Festival in Perth, then Royal Festival Hall in London, Cambridge Folk Festival, and a sold-out date in Shetland. They'll wrap up the trip with a free show in Geneva, Switzerland on August 5 as a part of Musiques en été.

The rest of August and September includes plenty more US shows and a stop up north in Toronto for TURF Fest with a newly announced evening headline show at Horseshoe Tavern with Gabriel Kahane on September 20.

Thile has a slate of solo shows coming up in October and November, more of which have announced since we last wrote. You can find all the details on the tour page and we'll be sure to give you a better idea of what to expect from his program in an upcoming email.

Critter and Julian Lage have a handful of California dates in early November: a four-night stint at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA followed by the Fretboard Summit at the Costanoa Resort in Pescadero, CA.

Best,
Greg at Punch Brothers HQ
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Hi folks,

New tour dates have been added in late September: Burlington, VTMillvale, PAAnn Arbor, MILouisville, KY, and Des Moines, IA. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 5 and Gabriel Kahane will join again as support.

We've also added a show in Lincoln, NE on September 29 - season tickets are on sale now and individual tickets will go on sale August 11.

We'll return to Los Angeles on October 3 for The LA Bluegrass Situation at the Greek Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.


We hit on the finer points in our previous email, but the boys have some non-PB shows coming up as well (including several this week!). You can get a full lay of the land on the tour page.

Best,
Greg at Punch Brothers HQ
Thursday, 21 May 2015
Hi folks,

It's been a while since we last wrote and we have quite a bit to catch you all up on and as is often the case, let's lead with a bunch of new tour dates

Here's a rundown: a free Celebrate Brooklyn! show, two more UK dates in Perth and Shetland, Bumbershoot in Seattle, ELLNORA in Urbana, IL, TURF in Toronto, Roots N Blues N BBQ in Columbia, MO, and Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, TN. 

Paul's trio, Haas Kowert Tice, was just in Franklin last night and has two shows in Asheville and Hickory, NC in early June, plus a slot supporting The Lonesome Trio in Nashville at 3rd and Lindsley.

Critter is back on his feet after his ACL injury and has a pair of dates this weekend with Julian Lage in Grass Valley, CA and Rouyn-Noranda, QC. They'll be back out west a few weeks later with shows in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, CA. 

Noam has his own West Coast trip coming up soon with Stuart Duncan at the beginning of June with dates in Portland, LA, and Berkeley before heading inland for Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass in Colorado.

As for Thile, it's still a ways off, but he'll be taking a new Bach-leaning solo program on the road this fall. A few of those have already announced (you can find the specifics below) and more will be announced over the coming months

If you plan to come out to one of the upcoming PB shows, we recommend checking out our wares at the merch table but as we can't make our way to all of you, many of the new designs have been added to the online shop.



Front Row Boston were on hand filming the show in Boston at the House of Blues in March and have put the full set up online (along with some interview segments with Gabe and Thile). You can watch that here.

Now for just a few more videos you may have missed. The boys broke out their cover of The Strokes' "Reptilia" for the new season of The A.V. Club's A.V. Undercover. A different variety of throwback, here's "Rye Whiskey" being recorded to an Edison-style cylinder with help from the Center of Popular Music - the playback starts about halfway through the video.

Best,
Greg at Punch Brothers HQ
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Hi folks,

We'll keep this one short but as promised, we have more summer dates to share with you all. In late August, we've added shows in New Orleans, LAOxford, MS and Tulsa, OK around Fayetteville Roots. We'll continue west into September with stops in Boulder, COBoise, IDBend and Jacksonville, OR.

A few new festival dates have been added as well: Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA and Hot August Music Festival in Cockeysville, MD. For those coming to Telluride, we'll be closing out the weekend with our Sunday NightGrass show at Sheridan Opera House. That ticket lottery is open now.

Due to a recent ACL-tear, Critter has been forced to cancel his upcoming duo shows with Julian Lage up through May 10th. They'll plan to return once his leg is healed up and their schedules allow. You can keep up with their duo on Facebook and wish Critter a quick recovery! **Please note Julian will now be performing solo in Collinsville, Newtown and Cambridge, MA - existing tickets to these shows will be honored. Refunds will be given at point of purchase.

For some additional reading, here's Thile's recent in-depth interview with The Bluegrass Situation about The Phosphorescent Blues.

Best,
Greg at Punch Brothers HQ
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