For Immediate Release
12 November 2018
Contact: Jodi Joseph
Director of Communications
FreshGrass presents Punch Brothers with special guest Gabriel Kahane, March 16
FreshGrass Presents Punch Brothers with special guest Gabriel Kahane
Saturday, March 16, 8pm
VIP Tickets on sale: Tuesday, November 13, 10am
MASS MoCA Member Tickets on sale: Thursday, November 15, 10am
Tickets on sale: Friday, November 16, 10am
NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS — With their dazzling 2018 Nonesuch Records release All Ashore, Punch Brothers firmly re-established themselves as the world’s most exciting progressive bluegrass band. Each member’s various other projects (including the inimitable Chris Thile’s Live From Here hosting duties) keep them busy enough that a chance to see them together, on Saturday, March 16, at 8pm at MASS MoCA, is not to be missed. This is the Punch Brothers’ first return visit to MASS MoCA since headlining the 2015 FreshGrass Festival for thousands of visitors. Singer-songwriter and MASS MoCA favorite, Gabriel Kahane, opens the night for this intimate featured performance in the monumental Hunter Center for the Performing Arts.
Punch Brothers are the quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. Says The Washington Post, “With enthusiasm and experimentation, Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart.” Their latest release, All Ashore, was praised by The Independent as “…an album of rich instrumentation and understated beauty that reveals deeper nuances on each and every listen.”
Brooklyn composer Gabriel Kahane returns to MASS MoCA with his 2018 release Book of Travelers, first workshopped at the museum last fall and inspired by his two-week train journey across the country.
Tickets for all events are available through the MASS MoCA box office located at the museum in North Adams. The box office is open 11am-5pm every day except Tuesdays. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 x1 during box office hours or purchased online at massmoca.org. All events are held rain or shine.