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8-9-08 Down Home, Johnson City, TN. Punch Brothers do a Norman Blake
song, "New Chance Blues".
About the artists:
After Nickel Creek disbanded in 2007, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile assembled
an all-star quintet called Punch Brothers (the name comes from the Mark Twain
short story Punch, Brothers, Punch!) with guitarist Chris Eldridge, formerly of the
Infamous Stringdusters; bassist Greg Garrison, who has played with Ron Miles
and Leftover Salmon; banjo player Noam Pikelny, who has worked with John
Cowan and Tony Trischka; and violinist Gabe Witcher, a sought-after session
musician and a member of Jerry Douglas' band for a half dozen years. The new
group quickly signed with Nonesuch Records and issued a debut album, Punch,
in 2008, which was anchored by Thile's ambitious 40-minute, four-part suite "The
Blind Leaving the Blind." Steve Leggett