Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau at the Mahaiwe

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Chris Thile (left) and Brad Mehldau

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."

Sedaris
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

Comments

I don't see anything on their site about Mehldau tickets being on sale yet. Got a link?

@Barry: I couldn't find an event page link today (I got the info from a press release), but that's not necessarily unusual for just announced stuff. I'll email the Mahaiwe to find out what's up.

Update: They're on sale starting this Thursday at noon. Thanks for catching that. (I read the press release incorrectly.)

Oh my goodness...this show blew my mind! I was expecting to see two muscial virtuosos displaying their genius and mastery of their respective insturuments. I was not expecting them to be so good together. My heart was racing. I kept having to remind myself to breathe. Maybe it was being in the second row and close enough to really watch their fingers go to work, but I don't know that I have ever been so simultaneously impressed and entertained. Plus, they both have a great "stank face" when they are in the groove. Glad I made the drive!

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