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Serious Presents Chris Thile

On Sale at 10AM on Friday 4 March? MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer, songwriter Chris?Thile, who the?Guardian?calls??that rare being: an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from bluegrass to classical? and NPR calls a??genre-defying musical genius?, is a founding member of the critically acclaimed bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. With his broad outlook,?Thile?creates a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike, giving the listener??one joyous arc, with the linear melody and vertical harmony blurring into a single web of gossamer beauty? (New York Times). Most recently, Chris recorded ?Laysongs, out on Nonesuch. The album is his first truly solo album: just?Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on new recordings of six original songs and three covers, all of which contextualize and banter with his ideas about spirituality. Recorded in a converted upstate New York church during the pandemic, ?Laysongs? centrepiece is the three-part ?Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth,? which was inspired by C.S. Lewis?s?The Screwtape Letters. The album also features a song Thile wrote about Dionysus; a performance of the fourth movement of Bela Bart?k?s Sonata for Solo Violin; ?God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot? based on Buffy Sainte-Marie?s adaptation of a Leonard Cohen poem; a cover of bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens? ?Won?t You Come and Sing for Me,? and ?Ecclesiastes 2:24,? original instrumental loosely modelled after the Prelude from J.S. Bach?s Partita for Solo Violin in E major. Sam Amidon, another great Nonesuch singer-songwriter, opens on all dates following the success of his albums?The Following Mountain?and?Sam Amidon?that brought the fresh energy and layered textures of folk to life Sam has developed his own strong style as a singer and multi-instrumentalist through reworkings of traditional songs, original material, and collaborations with jazz mavericks such as Bill Frisell. Photo Credit: Josh Goleman? ? For information on how we are safely managing audiences at the RNCM, please see our FAQ page?here. Book Now Saturday 12 November 2022, 7.30pm - Tickets ?25

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