Punch Brothers Information
The progressive bluegrass band, Punch Brothers, were formed in 2006 when the band spontaneously got together in Brooklyn, New York. Their members currently consist of Chris Thile (mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle/violin) Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar) and Paul Kowert (bass). Thile formed the band in 2006 to record the album "How to Grow a Woman from the Ground," credited to himself. The album debuted to positive reviews and earned Thile a Grammy Award-nomination in 2006. Thille's second album, "The Blind Leaving the Blind," debuted in 2007 at Carnegie Hall and is said to be his most ambitious work to date.
Then, in 2008, the band set off on their first countrywide tour as Punch Brothers. They released their first album under the name in 2008. The album, "Punch," features both original songs and Thile's suite "The Blind Leaving the Blind." Their second album, "Antifogmatic," released June 2010 features traditional bluegrass and newgrass. Their third album, "Who's Feeling Young Now?" was released in February 2012. Their song, 'Dark Days' was contributed to The Hunger Games soundtrack.
Their most recent work, an EP called "Ahoy!" was released on November 13, 2012. It is a collection of five songs from the "Who's Feeling Young Now?" recording sessions. It includes three covers, the band's arrangement of the traditional tune "Moonshiner," and a new instrumental track entitled "Squirrel of Possibility."