Yesterday, my husband JD and I had the pleasure of seeing Chris Thile there. We had just seen him lead The Punch Brothers through a rousing set on the Dreaming Creek Stage, but the intimate venue was the perfect setting to take in Thile’s command of the mandolin. Thile is so one with the instrument, it’s almost as if he is channeling it, and channel he did — between occasional nips of rye whiskey.
If you’ve never seen him perform, you can get a feel for his work here.
Chris Thile and Punch Brothers, as well as Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss & Union Station in Floyd this weekend; Mumford & Sons in Bristol a couple of weeks later?
Pinch me. I must be in Southwest Virginia!
Karen Quina-Doyle | Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation
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