Description of the Punch Brothers' Music:
The Punch Brothers Members:
Chris Eldridge - guitar
Greg Garrison - bass
Noam Pikelny - banjo
Gabe Witcher - violin
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"The Blind Leaving the Blind, Mvt. 2"
"The Blind Leaving the Blind, Mvt. 3"
"The Blind Leaving the Blind, Mvt. 4"
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"The Blind Leaving the Blind""The Blind Leaving the Blind" is a classical arrangement using bluegrass instruments, which is perhaps one of the things that makes it most notable. The piece, however, is also an impressive instrumental narrative that indicates a new direction for Thile as a composer.
Formation of the BandThile and Witcher have a long friendship that stretches back many years, and they had always discussed starting a band together. Then, after the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Thile and Pikelny became friends. They got together in Nashville at a time when Eldridge and Garrison were in town. Thile immediately noted the synergy, and had Witcher come and meet the quartet in New York soon thereafter.
They joined Thile for the recording of his solo album, How to Grow a Woman From the Ground, and then hit the road together behind the record. Finally, after that tour, they hit the studio to record "The Blind Leaving the Blind," as well as four other songs that were collaborative compositions between Thile and the other Punch Brothers. The result is the album Punch, which was released in early 2008.