“Why didn't someone think about mixing bluegrass, jazz and classical music together sooner? Chris Thile...is doing it with his new outfit, Punch Brothers, and the result is totally mind- blowing.”- The San Francisco Chronicle
…expands the frontier of an emerging style of what might be called American country-classical chamber music.” - New York Times
Formed in 2006, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile play to sold-out crowds around the world. Composed of five young and fiercely talented musicians—Chris Thile (mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle), Chris Eldridge (guitar), Noam Pikelny (banjo), and Paul Kowert (bass)—the band has captured the attention of music lovers across several genres. The group’s first album, How to Grow a Woman from the Ground, received a Grammy® Award nomination, and 2007’s Punch featured Thile’s ambitious four-movement chamber suite, “The Blind Leaving the Blind, which received tremendous critical acclaim. The band debuted the piece in March 2007 at a sold-out performance at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall as part of composer John Adams’ In Your Ear Festival.