Boundary-pushing bluegrass quintet performs, featuring Chris Thile with the Milk Carton Kids.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, 8 p.m.
Where: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara
Cost: $40 - $105
Age limit: Not available
Taking their name from the Mark Twain story, “Punch, Brothers, Punch!” the wild bluegrass crew of Punch Brothers jumps out from the ranks. By lacing traditional bluegrass instruments with rock-worthy bass lines and banjos electrified with all manner of effects pedals, this bunch of fretboard-cowboys has built an entirely new form of bluegrass music – true to its musicality and instrumentation, but unburdened by genre confines. The brothers have been known to jam spontaneously with high-profile fans such as Elvis Costello and T. Bone Burnett while out on tour. Elton John raved in Rolling Stone, “I couldn’t believe how young and brilliant they are. Not since the Band and Little Feat have I heard a band that enthuses me this much.”
*Update: Chris Thile has received a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship grant, commonly referred to as the, “Genius Grant,” recognizing his “adventurous, multifaceted artistry as both a composer and performer.”*
This concert is presented as the conclusion of Lobero LIVE’s Roots series, which has featured the best in roots music straight from its stars. Featuring folk and blues legends Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur’s jugband music and blues, Dr. John and the Blind Boys of Alabama’s Spirituals to Funk, and finally, bluegrass virtuosos Punch Brothers.
Event posted Nov. 8, 2012
Last updated Nov. 8, 2012