Listen to a Punch Brothers song and you’d think the origins of the sound was developed somewhere in the middle of Appalachia– and not in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Since forming in 2006, Punch Brothers, headed by Chris Thile along with Gabe Witcher, Noam Pikelny, Chris Eldridge and Paul Kowert, has explored topics ranging from failed relationships to art and commerce through musical arrangements that combine elements of bluegrass and modern classical.
Recent success has seen the band’s single “Dark Days” from their 2011 album Who’s Feeling Young Now? appear on the soundtrack to the summer blockbuster The Hunger Games. The band has also applied its ambitious sound in unique covers of songs written by The White Stripes and Radiohead.