Could be worth the (short) trip: mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (from the Punch Brothers, and Nickel Creek) and modern jazz pianist Brad Mehldau will be performing together at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington April 13. Tickets start at $25 --
and they're on sale now they go on sale to the general public this Thursday (February 14) at noon.
Thile was on fire in 2012 -- earning acclaim with the progressive bluegrass band the Punch Brothers (including a show at The Egg), and being named a McArthur fellow. And Mehldau has played with a wide range of artists, as well as omnivorously performing and adapting the work of groups ranging from Radiohead to Paul Simon (see: his cover of "Paranoid Android").
The duo has played together in the past. A Guardian reviewer called a 2011 show in London "an unexpected tour de force."
Also from the 2013 Mahaiwe slate out today: David Sedaris will be there April 6, in case you can't catch him at The Egg April 11.
Earlier on AOA: Road Trip: Great Barrington
photos via The Mahaiwe
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