November 21st, 2008 at 6:00 am
Above, the Punch Brothers perform the second movement of Chris Thile’s composition, “The Blind Leaving the Blind.”
That national debut featuring a hit self-titled album might seem decades away, though, to the 27-year-old Thile, even if in reality it’s only been seven.
Thile’s latest band, the Punch Brothers, will perform at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville at 8 p.m. Saturday. While on tour, he recently chatted with the Northwest Arkansas Times about the impetus of his band’s formation — a trying divorce at the age of 24 in 2004 — as well his group’s mission and the meaning of its name. That story can be found here.
Tickets for the show, which are $18-$24, can be ordered at the art center’s Web site.