It's been eight years since the phenomenal folk and bluegrass trio Nickel Creek released an album. In that time Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins each pursued myriad individual projects. But now they've finally regrouped with a new album, A Dotted Line. Watch the group perform in the Soundcheck studio.
In this episode: In his new book, The Bee Gees: The Biography, writer David N. Meyer looks back at the music and legacy of The Bee Gees and its trademark soaring falsetto.
Actress and soprano Audra McDonald recently starred in Broadway's revival of Porgy and Bess. Now, she's back with her first solo album in seven years, Go Back Home, featuring songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim, among others. McDonald performs songs from that album in the studio.
And mandolin extraordinaire Chris Thile performs the sonatas of Bach.
In this episode: We hear about the “New Hot Jazz” movement: young musicians and singers playing the jazz of New Orleans and the 1920s.
Plus: Mandolin player Chris Thile goes back to Bach on his new album. He plays live.
And: There’s a new trend in country music: the remix. We listen to some of the results when traditional country adds a dancefloor beat.
Hear mandolin extraordinaire Chris Thile perform in the Soundcheck studio.
Join host John Schaefer in the Greene Space as Soundcheck presents an hour with modern-day guitar hero Kaki King and Punch Brothers led by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile.
Musician and composer Kaki King creates rich sound textures with her six-string skills – so well, in fact, that Rolling ...
Punch Brothers just aren’t as young as they used to be – but that’s not saying much, considering that frontman Chris Thile recorded his first album as an 11-year-old with bluegrass band Nickel Creek. However, on Punch Brothers’ latest record, “Who’s Feeling Young Now?,” the five-piece band (now all in their mid-20s to early-30s) seems more energetic than ever. The group brings their rollicking string-band rock to the Greene Space for a live performance.
Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile’s musical collaborations have taken varied shapes over the years, from Nickel Creek’s trio to the Punch Brothers’ sextet. But one of his latest projects is a two-sided venture with Brooklyn-based guitarist Michael Daves. The duo released an album, “Sleep with One Eye Open,” earlier this year, and joined us live in The Greene Space to regale the audience with their urban-infused bluegrass.
Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile’s musical collaborations have taken varied shapes over the years, from Nickel Creek’s trio to the Punch Brothers’ sextet. But his newest project is a two-sided venture with Brooklyn-based guitarist Michael Daves. The duo released an album, “Sleep with One Eye Open,” earlier this year, and join us live in The Greene Space to regale the audience with their urban-infused bluegrass.
Soundcheck is celebrating musical collaborations in The Greene Space with mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile of Nickel Creek and guitarist Michael Daves, and bluegrass legend Del McCoury and the swing kings of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Punch Brothers is an ensemble led by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile of the progressive bluegrass trio Nickel Creek. The quintet’s debut is "Punch," a semi-instrumental album that combines bluegrass with modern classical and jazz. Its centerpiece is "The Blind Leaving the Blind," a suite in four movements that sketches out ...