In the acoustic-music realm, über-mandolinist Chris Thile needs no introduction, but some of his Punch Brothers bandmates, regrettably, might. Guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Greg Garrison, banjo player Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher, who join the erstwhile Nickel Creeker in the musically adventurous sideshow (which includes their masterwork, The Blind Leaving the Blind, a wonder that can only be described as a four-movement bluegrass suite), all have fine pedigrees of their own, and when they put their combined chops together in one room, its something to behold. So hold on to your seats and let this five-man string machine take you for a ride at tonights etown taping at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street in Boulder.
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Grammy-nominated, countrified maverick Tift Merritt will join the bros at 7 p.m. for a live installment of the eco-talk-and-music radio show; for tickets, $15, surf to www.bouldertheater.com or call 303-786-7030.
Mon., July 28, 7 p.m., 2008