Punch Brothers Downunder 2012

by | 4 Nov, 2011 | 2 comments

Punch Brothers

Punch BrothersThe Punch Brothers are heading Downunder and set to perform at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival on 1oth August at the Festival Theatre. It is unknown at this stage whether there are other planned Australian appearances.

New York’s charismatic Punch Brothers are at the frontier of an emerging form of country-inspired chamber music. Their instrumental prowess and exquisite ensemble have won them countless fans in concert halls, live music clubs and cyberspace.

Punch Brothers’ inimitable set lists span from Bach and Mozart through tender original songs, chamber suites and traditional bluegrass, to covers of Radiohead, The Beatles, The Strokes and many more. Unbound by notions of genre, their collaborative, porous approach to music making results in an extraordinary dynamic performance, laced with breathless emotion and humour.

In Australia for the first time, Punch Brothers features serial collaborator Chris Thile (mandolin and lead vocals),  Noam Pikelny (banjo), Gabe Witcher (fiddle), Chris Eldridge (guitar), and Paul Kowert (bass).


  1. John Werner

    Agree. Chris Thile is right out there on the very edge of Bluegrass influenced possibilities with his astonishing skills. To have the PB’s tour Australia is another confirmation that the Aussie scene continues to grow and thrive.

  2. Lachie Davidson

    Can’t wait to see this!! Very exciting times in Australian Bluegrass!