Punch Brothers is a well-established, Grammy-winning, newgrass band that incorporates several music styles from classical and jazz to rock and alternative. The group formed in 2006 with Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny and Gabe Witcher. The group writes original music and plays instruments similar to that of a traditional bluegrass band, such as a mandolin, guitar, standing bass, banjo and violin. Punch Brothers has managed to generate a new type of music with industry notoriety, including praise from Q and Rolling Stone in 2012 and from NPR in 2015 for the album The Phosphorescent Blues.
Punch Brothers, a History of Folklore in the Making
Punch Brothers selected the name of the band based on a short story by Mark Twain. Each band member had a previous musical career prior to joining forces to shake up the folk-rock music industry. The group's Who's Feeling Young Now? album was produced by Jacquire King, who has also produced for other top groups such as Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon and Tom Waits. All of the group's hard work and tireless efforts are the magic factor in its continued hit songs, including "Julep," "My Oh My," "The Auld Triangle," "Rye Whiskey," "Another New World" and "Familiarity." Between albums, the group has taken the time to pursue individual musical endeavors as well as to continue a Punch Brothers tour now and then. Thile works as a songwriter and the host of Live from Here. Eldridge has released jazz albums, while Pikelny released a solo record or two. Witcher produces LPs, and Kowert has another band with whom he has released some albums. When the group creates music together, Punch Brothers clearly has the recipe for greatness, as the band has been nominated for five Grammy Awards and won one in 2018 for the album All Ashore.
Where can I buy Punch Brothers tickets?
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How would you describe the sound of Punch Brothers?
The sound of Punch Brothers is difficult to describe given that the group incorporates so many different types of music due to the wide array of backgrounds and interests of each band member, including bluegrass, folk, pop, classical, rock, jazz and country. It is said that Punch Brothers cannot be classified into any one group because the band has created an entirely new genre of music.
Who are other musicians and groups similar to Punch Brothers?
It has been noted that Punch Brothers is inherently unique with a sound that no other band has created; however, some artists can be compared to it based on a few similarities, such as Watkins Family Hour, Amanda Shaw, Sara Watkins, We Banjo 3, Sam Bush, Della Mae, Elephant Revival, Strength in Numbers, Michael Barnett, Trampled by Turtles and New Grass Revival.
Which artists have influenced the sound of Punch Brothers?
The members of Punch Brothers have been influenced individually during their formative years and as a group. Some of these influences include the Grateful Dead, Swedish folk music, Miles Davis, Tony Trischka, Steve Reich and Radiohead.
Is there currently a Punch Brothers tour?
Punch Brothers is not currently on tour at this time. Be sure to check StubHub frequently to get your Punch Brothers tickets as soon as they are available.
At what venues can I find a Punch Brothers concert?
When Punch Brothers is on tour, the band performs at prestigious music halls, intimate music venues and festivals alike, such as Carnegie Hall, Orpheum Theater, Cain Park, Ryman Auditorium and Taft Theater.Back to Top