Punch Brothers are the acoustic quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. Says the Washington Post, "With enthusiasm and experimentation, Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart."
Lyle Lovett has a gift for storytelling. The Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
For Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan, what began as an impromptu show in 2014 at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, Colorado, became the spark that formed I’m With Her, sending the trio of Americana multi-instrumentalists on a worldwide tour.
“I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album (Whistle Down The Wind) of which I am truly proud,” says Joan Baez. “I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as longtime favorites with my audiences around the world.”
Las Cafeteras, the “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip hop, beat music, cumbia and rock,” (Los Angeles Times) are remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories. The Villalobos Brothers masterfully blend the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical.
Five astounding singers and a quartet of musicians led by music director Damien Sneed bring together songs from Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and Donny Hathaway, as well as traditional spirituals to evoke the inspirations, struggles and triumphs of civil rights activists and defenders.
Get ready for great craic at our annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! A free beer tasting precedes a double-bill of JigJam, which blends traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana and Grammy Award–winner Eileen Ivers, one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and world music genres.