Thile and Mehldau make a pretty great duo, but it’s also an idiosyncratic one. For the most part this album feels like Thile is playing around in Mehldau’s jazz-oriented world.
02 Feb 2017
Punch Brothers proved to the crowd at Tuscon just why they're one of the most celebrated bands in modern bluegrass.
16 Apr 2015
PopMatters catches up with Sean Watkins during one of his busiest years as a musician yet, which finds him touring with Nickel Creek, recording with Tom Brosseau, and releasing his new solo record, All I Do Is Lie.
29 Jul 2014
In 2014, Telluride is the perfect encapsulation of where it has been and where it is going to be in the future.
21 Jul 2014
Though this may be the time of year when cloying pop covers of Christmas songs are picked up from far too many supermarket checkout lines, let it not sour you on all covers completely. The ten artists listed herein are laudable exemplars of how to make the cover version an artform all its own.
11 Dec 2013
Mandolin wars, fire on the mountain, Levon love, and John Fogerty: The 39th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival brings the heat in Colorado.
16 Aug 2012
He's been in Grammy-winning bands, has worked with some of the best producers in the world, has a documentary coming out about him, and more -- but Chris Thile still doesn't see what the big fuss is about.
03 May 2012
The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.
24 Oct 2009
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