Recently crowned Grammy Award winners (Best Folk Album 2019, All Ashore) the Punch Brothers will be returning to Australia for the first time since their 2016 sell-out performances in An Evening with Punch Brothers on Tuesday 16 July at Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre.
Formed in 2006, Punch Brothers are the quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. Combining the spontaneity and improvisation of Bluegrass music with the structures of modern classical music, each member of the band is a virtuosic instrumentalist.
Their fifth studio album All Ashore is the first to be self-produced by the quintet and follows their critically acclaimed, T Bone Burnett–produced 2015 release, The Phosphorescent Blues. In this new record, the quintet again attempt to make sense of the world around them with music that is both ambitious and easy-going.
Tuesday 16 July | 8pm (90
minutes, no interval)
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre