This Week’s Tent Show Radio: Punch Brothers

Check out Mike (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @SneezingCow) hosting Tent Show Radio (Twitter: @BigBlueTent). This week’s episode features Punch Brothers (Twitter: @punchbrothers).

One of the most ambitious string bands to emerge in the early 21st century, Punch Brothers built their sound on a platform of virtuosic instrumentalism and dazzling arrangements. The GRAMMY Award-winning band consisting of Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, and Gabe Withcer, has spent more than a decade changing the face of acoustic music, stretching the limitations of instruments, and influencing a generation of young musicians.

Formed in the late 2000s, Punch Brothers’ amalgam of bluegrass energy, classical complexity, and jazzy improvisation have earned them numerous accolades and garnered a dedicated following. Staples of the label, all but one of the band’s albums have topped the Billboard Bluegrass charts while also making strong crossover showings on the pop, rock, and folk charts.

This episode features recordings from their August 2022 performance under the tent.

During intermission Michael Perry shares a humorous or heartfelt (or both) story drawn from his beloved books and offbeat life experiences.

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