Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau at the Mahaiwe

chris thile brad mehldau

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!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + We gave away tickets to the Gathering of the Farm Cideries by asking:... (more)

Today's moment of winter

Walking up State Street, for a moment, it was all blue skies, sunshine, and wispy clouds. Then it was February again.... (more)

The untaxed city within the city

The map above depicts parcels in the city of Albany from which, for various reasons, the city doesn't get property taxes. It's from a slide... (more)

"I wish we'd asked, 'What can we do for you?'"

Over at City Lab there's an interesting look at how some of the people involved with the creating the very popular High Line park in... (more)

Way more than 3 points

Hitting the half court shot wasn't the big surprise, as it turned out. Though the made basket wasn't in the plan! (That Gazette article includes... (more)

Recent Comments

Is there a volunteer group of any kind that clears sidewalks, crosswalks, and bus stops after storms for people who can't do it themselves or places that don't have anyone to look after it? I'd be interested and willing to pitch in, provided I'm not giving anyone a free ride on their civic duty.

Examining the forces and maps that redlined the city of Albany

...has 3 comments, most recently from Paul

The untaxed city within the city

...has 1 comment, most recently from Ben Dover

The EBA building on Lark Street is up for auction

...has 2 comments, most recently from chris burnett

New life for buildings in Schenectady's Eastern Ave neighborhood -- and aspirations to lift the whole neighborhood

...has 6 comments, most recently from Frank Marro

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 1 comment, most recently from mg