On My Desk

Tunes for a Monday Morning

Since I'm in New York City right now, today's tunes come from one of my favorite New York bands, The Punch Brothers. The group was created by singer/songwriter Chris Thile as a "bluegrass-inflected musical experient," with the name taken from a Mark Twain story. The other members of the band are Gabe Witcher, Paul Kowert, Chris Eldridge, and Noam Pikelny. They've got three albums out, including the newly-released Whose Feeling Young Now?

Above: "This is the Song," performed at a radio station in Charlottesville, Virginia. I love this  one so, so much.

Below: "Rye Whiskey," a great foot-stomper of a tune, recorded at the same session.

And one more:

"Sometimes," an instrumental piece that shows off the band's dazzling musical chops, recorded for Guitar Magazine.