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Chris Thile & Béla Fleck in Concert at Lexington Opera House

Chris Thile & Béla FleckThe Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Spring Water is excited to present the multi-Grammy Award winners Béla Fleck and Chris Thile, together onstage, same night, same ticket! Two legendary artists together in one concert setting this September 11th at the Lexington Opera House in Lexington, Kentucky.

Rumor Has it - Chris Thile to Become Host of A Prairie Home Companion

Chris ThileThe social media scene on the Internet has been buzzing with articles indicating that mandolinist Chris Thile will be assuming the host role on A Prairie Home Companion. Garrison Keillor has been the host since he created the program. Keillor has hinted multiple times in the past that he was considering retirement from the program. We contacted both Thile's management and A Prairie Home Companion for any confirmation but after a couple of days, we have heard nothing from either so cannot confirm this 100%.

Chris Thile Recognized as Murray State University Outstanding Alumnus

Chris ThileGrammy Award-winning musician Chris Thile won the 2014 Outstanding Alumni in Fine Arts award from his alma mater, presented at the 6th Annual A Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction at Murray State University on October 9, 2014. Thile, of Punch Brothers and Nickle Creek, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist. In a review of his latest release, Who’s Feeling Young Now?, London’s Independent called Thile “the most remarkable mandolinist in the world.” The MacArthur Foundation echoed that assessment when it named Thile one of its 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2012. In honoring Thile, the MacArthur Foundation noted that his “lyrical fusion of traditional bluegrass with elements from a range of other musical traditions is giving rise to a new genre of contemporary music.”

Nickel Creek to Headline Grey Fox Fest

Nickel CreekOak Hill, NY -- Any acoustic music fan would jump at the chance to see Nickel Creek, Del McCoury, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Gibson Brothers, and Tim O’Brien at one festival. The rest of the lineup could slack off after that. But Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival never slacks. Instead it brings a veritable Who’s Who of Bluegrass—plus its roots and branches—to New York’s Catskill Mountains every July. This year's award-winning four-day festival will run Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 20 on the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, New York.

Nickel Creek to Get Together for Reunion Album and Tour

Nickel CreekThe news about one of America's favorite bluegrass bands, the Grammy Award–winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek, comprised of Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), and siblings Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals) and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals), are getting together for a "reunion" project and tour has the community hopping with excitement. Chris Thile wants everybody to know that this doesn't mean other projects are on hold. "To be clear, Punch Brothers are alive and well…working on a new record even! So are Edgar Meyer and I! And I’m brushing my teeth more often!" said Thile. t mean other projects are on hold.

Mandolinist Chris Thile and Actress Claire Coffee Wed

Chris Thile and Claire Coffee WeddingFrom New York to Oregon, many are cheering on the recent wedding between mandolinist Chris Thile and acress Claire Coffee. The two reportedly tied the knot in a nuptials ceremony at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee on Monday, December 23.

"How To Grow A Band" Film Now on iTunes

How to Grow a BandFilmmakers Mark Meatto & Mike Bohlmann have announced that the How To Grow A Band film is now available on iTunes. "We've been waiting more than 5 years to say that" commented the filmmakers. "We now look forward to sharing the film with more people in more countries than ever before through iTunes and other digital platforms. Starting today, the film is available on iTunes in the US, UK, Canada & Australia."

How To Grow a Band 50% Funded

How To Grow a BandWhen the producers launched their Kickstarter Campaign last week to make a DVD and BluRay of How To Grow A Band, they never thought they would have achieved this goal so soon. They say "Thank you to everyone who's joined the campaign so far! Of course, the flip-side of being halfway there is that we still have halfway to go."How To Grow a Band

How To Grow A Band is Coming to DVD & Digital

How To Grow a BandThe project film makers are thrilled to announce that HTGAB is coming to DVD, BluRay and online Digital formats. This week launched a campaign on Kickstarter to make a DVD and BluRay of How To Grow A Band. If this campaign reaches its goal, your pledge will fund the creation of a limited-edition, two-disc set packed with bonus features not available anywhere else.

John Reischman Walks the Path Back Home with New Album

Walk Along JohnJohn Reischman, one of the best bluegrass mandolinists, has just released an album of solo instrumental bluegrass and acoustic roots music with some stunning special guests! He duets on the album titled Walk Along John with Chris Thile of the Punch Brothers, renowned old-time fiddler Bruce Molsky, banjo genius Tony Trischka, young grasscore pickers from The Deadly Gentlemen, and bluegrass guitar star Kenny Smith. Plus our friend Eli West from Cahalen Morrison & Eli West. There's a real story here about John's legacy as a tune composer and as an inspiration for young mandolinists.

Mandolinist and Composer Chris Thile: 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Chris ThileChris Thile, 31, is a young mandolin virtuoso and composer whose lyrical fusion of traditional bluegrass with elements from a range of other musical traditions is giving rise to a new genre of contemporary music. With a broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass, classical, rock, and jazz. Thile is transcending the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres in compositions for his own ensembles and frequent cross-genre collaborations. left

'The Goat Rodeo Sessions' Celebrates Another Groundbreaking Sales Week

Goat Rodeo SessionsNew York, NY --/PRNewswire/ Sony Masterworks celebrates another record-breaking week in cellist Yo-Yo Ma's career with the sales and chart success of The Goat Rodeo Sessions . The newly released recording, featuring the talents of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Chris Thile and fiddler Stuart Duncan, debuted at #1 on the Classical, Classical Crossover and Bluegrass Billboard chart. In a rare industry occurrence, its second week of sales surpassed the first with an increase of 37 percent. It currently sits at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 and at #11 on Soundscan's Digital Album Chart – Ma's highest placements on each of these charts to date. This is a major achievement for Ma who has released over 75 albums (16 Grammy Award winners and 1 Latin Grammy) in the past 30 years.

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile Create Organized Chaos in a Beautiful 'Goat Rodeo'

Goat Rodeo SessionsNew York, NY -- Thanks to a fortuitous "goat rodeo," Sony Masterworks is releasing The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a landmark album project by four of the great instrumentalists in music today, on Monday, October 24, 2011. The album uniquely showcases cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Chris Thile and fiddler Stuart Duncan. While each musician is a renowned superstar in his own music sphere, they have come together now as a unified ensemble on a most remarkable and organic cross-genre project stemming from their friendship, and the title concept. The album also includes two vocal tracks featuring Thile and guest artist Aoife O'Donovan, the lead vocalist and writer for progressive bluegrass group Crooked Still.

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile Create Organized Chaos in a Beautiful 'Goat Rodeo'

The Goat Rodeo SessionsNew York, NY -- Thanks to a fortuitous "goat rodeo," Sony Masterworks is releasing The Goat Rodeo Sessions , a landmark album project by four of the great instrumentalists in music today, on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. The album uniquely showcases cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Chris Thile and fiddler Stuart Duncan. While each musician is a renowned superstar in his own music sphere, they have come together now as a unified ensemble on a most remarkable and organic cross-genre project stemming from their friendship, and the title concept. The album also includes two vocal tracks featuring Thile and guest artist Aoife O'Donovan, the lead vocalist and writer for progressive bluegrass group Crooked Still.

The Guitar Festival Wraps Another Successful Year

ELLNORA - The Guitar FestivalChampaign/Urbana, IL --- ELLNORA - The Guitar Festival held at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts on the University of Illinois campus September 8-10 celebrated its fourth incarnation this past weekend. With nearly 30 performances -- including 17 free shows and 10 ticketed events -- the biennial event hosted a truly international cast of players in the micro-urban city of Champaign-Urbana, IL and welcomed more than 11,500 music fans throughout the weekend.

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