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American Acoustic:
Punch Brothers and Watchhouse
featuring Sarah Jarosz

Sun / Aug 7, 2022 - 7:30PM

High-energy, sophisticated bluegrass from many of the best voices in Americana.

Gate time:
6:00 PM

About this Performance

As at ease and beloved in Brooklyn as they are the American heartland, Punch Brothers—mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny, and violinist Gabe Witcher—have won a Grammy and accolades over a near-two-decade career. Their 2022 album Hell on Church Street has been praised as a return to their foundations, featuring adventurous songwriting and a tribute to bluegrass legend Tony Rice.

Across five studio albums as Mandolin Orange, multi-instrumentalist Andrew Marlin and fiddler Emily Frantz have won fans for their expertly crafted songwriting and gorgeous duet harmonies. “Watchhouse” is both the sixth album for the duo and a new name that reflects their evolution toward subtly experimental folk rock that might blend an Appalachian jam session with vintage Neil Young or even Radiohead.

With her captivating voice and richly detailed songwriting, Sarah Jarosz has emerged as one of the most compelling musicians of her generation. A four-time Grammy Award winner and ten-time nominee at the age of 30, the Texas native started singing as a young girl and became an accomplished multi-instrumentalist by her early teens. Jarosz brings songs from her award-winning World On The Ground and Blue Heron Suite albums to The Ford stage. 

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