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Chris Thile: In Focus

Chris Thile is a busy man. In 2012 he became a MacArthur Fellow. In 2014 he rejoined Sara and Sean Watkins for a tour and album with their groundbreaking trio Nickel Creek. In 2015 he recorded “The Phosphorescent Blues” with Punch Brothers, a record the band is still touring behind. He’s recorded with Yo Yo Ma and he’s working on a new project with Bela Fleck. And in 2016 it was announced that he will succeed Garrison Keillor as host of NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion.

Through his bands, collaborations and solo projects, he has released some 25 albums. He’s won four Grammy Awards. And the mandolin virtuoso just turned 35. Continue reading

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