A bluegrass evolution
Nothing is off limits for the Punch Brothers. At home in any musical genre that can be expressed on folk instruments—which is a broader caveat than one might think—this extraordinarily malleable quintet blends the fertile talents of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny, and violinist Gabe Witcher. “With enthusiasm and experimentation, Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart” (The Washington Post). They return to the Festival on the heels of releasing their first self-produced album, All Ashore, for a performance in the dreamy Cistern Yard.