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Newgrass stars The Punch Brothers coming to the Kent Stage

By Malcolm Abram Published: June 20, 2012

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Punch Brothers will light up The Kent Stage with bluegrass infused jazz and old-timey tune-age on October 8, 2012 at 8pm. for an evening of fiddle, banjo and guitar virtuoso. Tickets will go on sale at 10 am this Friday June 22nd. Advance discount tickets are $28.00 and will be available at, 888-718-4253 and at The Kent Stage box office Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Punch Brothers released their new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, February 14, 2012, on Nonesuch Records. Completed over three weeks at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, the record was produced by Grammy Award winner Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). Who's Feeling Young Now? is the follow-up to 2010's Grammy-nominated Antifogmatic, about which the New York Times said: "Punch Brothers have the unplugged lineup of an old-fashioned string band...But their music is as radical acoustic music can be." This leg of the tour includes stops in Australia, Canada, France, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, England, Ireland as well as most of the USA. The Kent Stage date is their only Ohio stop.


Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/singer Chris Thile with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris "Critter" Eldridge. Their first Nonesuch record, Punch, was released in 2008 and combined elements of the band's many musical interests, including indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical music. In 2009 they all moved to New York City and began a regular, standing-room-only, residency at the Living Room, trying out new songs as well as inspired covers; these shows ultimately spawned Antifogmatic.


What: The Punch Brothers

When: 8 p.m., Monday, October 8

Where: The Kent Stage, 175 East Main St., Kent

Tickets: $28

Information:, 888-718-4253




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