Today, we’re broadcasting live from the Greene Space with the string band Punch Brothers -- featuring mandolin player Chris Thile...and a musician who made Rolling Stone magazine's list of “new guitar gods": Kaki King.
Musician and composer Kaki King creates rich sound textures with her six-string skills – so well, in fact, that Rolling Stone placed her on their list of “The New Guitar Gods” a few years back. After releasing her latest album, “Junior,” in 2010, she toured as a solo musician (taking along some rare instruments for company, including a harp guitar and a hybrid guitar-koto) and contributed music to films like “Twilight” and Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild.” Her most recent project is a score for silent film star Buster Keaton’s 1920 movie “The Scarecrow,” which debuted in January.
Punch Brothers just aren’t as young as they used to be – but that’s not saying much, considering that frontman Chris Thile recorded his first album as an 11-year-old with bluegrass band Nickel Creek. However, on Punch Brothers’ latest record, “Who’s Feeling Young Now?,” the five-piece band (now all in their mid-20s to early-30s) seems more energetic than ever. The group brings their rollicking string-band rock to the Greene Space for a live performance.
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