Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tunesday With George: Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers are often described as "progressive bluegrass", but on their newest album Who's Feeling Young Now they progressed so far away from bluegrass it's hard to use that second word in the description anymore. Except for their instrumentation, of course: Chris Thile on Mandolin, Noam Pikelny on Banjo, Chris Eldridge on guitar, Paul Kowert on stand-up bass, and Gabe Witcher on fiddle. This album is wide-ranging, atmospheric, and at times feels more classical or jazz-based than bluegrass. Their playing, as always, is incredibly deft.

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