MacArthur Fellow and Grammy® Award-Winning mandolinist, singer, and songwriter Chris Thile comes to the Newberry Opera House. Thile is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Acoustic Folk and Progression Bluegrass groups, he is also a radio star as the host of NPR’s “Live from Here with Chris Thile (formerly known as “A Prairie Home Companion”). “The Guardian” calls him “that rare being an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from Bluegrass to Classical,” and NPR calls him a "genre-defying musical genius."
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 8:00 P.M.
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With his broad outlook, Thile creates a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike, giving the listener “one joyous arc, with the linear melody and vertical harmony blurring into a single web of gossamer beauty” (“New York Times”).
Thile will perform favorites but also bring songs of his new album called “Laysongs” in which he confronts, cajoles, and cozies up to his personal – and our shared – angels and demons, an effort made more poignant, dramatic, and universal by the enforced isolation of the pandemic.
Don’t miss your chance to hear this musical innovator up close and personal.