Chris Thile
Live Arts

Chris Thile

with special guest Aoife O'Donovan
October 21 Ticket Info

Join us for a whimsical, genre-crossing musical performance.

20/21 Hop Presents

MacArthur Fellow and virtuosic mandolinist, composer and vocalist Chris Thile performs with singer-songwriter Aoife O'Donovan. Thile is known for his work in the acoustic trio Nickel Creek, the bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers and the radio variety show Live from Here. Weaving through classical, rock, jazz and bluegrass styles, Thile transcends the borders of conventional genres to create a new music aesthetic. 

Chris Thile rose to fame through his work with the Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek, with whom he released four albums and sold over two million records. As a soloist, Thile has released several albums including his most recent, Thanks for Listening. In 2013, Thile won a Grammy for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan. In 2014, Thile and Meyer released their latest album collaboration, Bass + Mandolin, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Punch Brothers released their latest album The Phosphorescent Blues in January 2015, and a follow up EP The Wireless in November of the same year. Most recently, Thile released a double-album with Brad Mehldau titled Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau and a collection of works from Back with Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer called Bach Trios.

Check out Chris's Live From Home cover of Gillian Welch's "Hard Times" for a taste of his big talent and heart.

About Aoife O'Donovan

Recognized for her ethereal voice and substantive songwriting, Aoife O'Donovan is also known for her collaborations.  Called "a vocalist of unerring instinct" by The New York Times, O'Donovan is one of the most sought after vocalists and songwriters of her generation and her career has allowed her to collaborate with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres.  Co-founder of the bands Crooked Still and I'm With Her, O'Donovan is the featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile. O'Donovan also sings in the house band on the radio variety show Live From Here

Spring 2020 will bring a new program from Aoife entitled Songs and Strings where, alongside a string quartet, she will perform the song cycle "Bull Frogs Croon". Written and developed with Jeremy Kittel and Teddy Abrams, the piece uses stunning text by the late, and former Poet Laureate of Oregon, Peter Sears, which premiered in 2015 at the Britt Festival. The remainder of the evening will mix songs from her expansive career with a few traditional favorites.

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