About Chris Thile
Multiple Grammy-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and host of the radio program "Live from Here," is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist. With his broad outlook, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic.
A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released four albums and sold over two million records. In 2014, the trio launched a national tour in support of the release of their album, "A Dotted Line," their first since 2005.
As a soloist, Thile has released several albums including his most recent, "Thanks for Listening," a collection of recordings originally written as Songs of the Week for "Live from Here." In 2013, Thile won a Grammy for his work on "The Goat Rodeo Sessions," collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan. In 2014, Thile and Meyer released their latest album collaboration, "Bass + Mandolin," which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Punch Brothers released their latest album, the Grammy-winning "All Ashore," in July 2018.
This performance will be open captioned.