Punch Brother to perform at the Cascade Theatre

Jefferson Public Radio and the Cascade Theatre present Punch Brothers in concert at Redding’s historic Cascade Theatre this coming Tuesday, April 20th at 7:30 pm.


Mandolin prodigy Chris Thile made his name making bluegrass music relevant for a new generation in the Grammy-winning band Nickel Creek.  Thile’s new band is called Punch Brothers, taking their name from the Mark Twain short story, Punch, Brothers, Punch!  Comprised of five young and fiercely talented musicians who are among the most in-demand performers in the worlds of bluegrass, folk, and traditional music, the Punch Brothers has captured the attention of music lovers across genres. Guitarist Chris Eldridge was a founding member of the Infamous Stringdusters and occasionally sits in with his dad Ben’s band, The Seldom Scene. Banjo player Noam Pikelny has performed and recorded as a solo artist and has collaborated with acoustic music heavyweights John Cowan and Tony Trischka. Violinist Gabe Witcher, a life-long friend of Thile’s, is a sought-after session man whose fiddle-playing has been featured on the soundtracks of films ranging from Toy Story to Brokeback Mountain. Witcher also has recorded with Willie Nelson, Beck, and Randy Newman, and played in dobro master Jerry Douglas’ band for six years. Bassist Paul Kowert, hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, studied at The Curtis Institute of Music with Thile’s duo partner Edgar Meyer.

Called” relentlessly imaginative” by the New Yorker and “totally mind-blowing” by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Punch Brothers will conjure a memorable night of music featuring their own compositions as well as interpretations of bluegrass classics and pop and rock songs by the likes of The Beatles, The White Stripes and Radiohead.

Tickets for Punch Brothers can be purchased online at www.cascadetheatre.org or by phone at 530-243-8877.  The Cascade Theatre/Jefferson Public Radio Performance Series is sponsored by US Bank.