Punch Brothers: An Appreciation

I would advise you to read and listen to all of this and don't stop early because the covers are at the end and they are all so good. Also this list is exclusively Punch Brothers. Anything that Chris Thile has done solo or with Nickel Creek will be included in a different list.
  1. After leaving the band Nickel Creek in 2006 that he had been a part of since 1989, Chris Thile formed the Punch Brothers.
  2. The name Punch Brothers comes from a Mark Twain short story "Punch Brothers Punch"
    The story is about a man who goes crazy when he gets a rhyme stuck in his head "Punch brothers! Punch with care! Punch in the presence of the passenjare."
  3. The band consists of: Chris Thile
    Nickname is a secret. Won the MacArthur Genius grant in 2012. One of the greatest mandolin players to ever walk the earth.
  4. Gabe Witcher
    Aka Gabbers or The Judge. Received two Grammy nominations as a producer for Bluegrass Album of The Year in 2013 and 2015.
  5. Paul Kowert
    Aka Arco Polo. Protégé of Edgar Meyer.
  6. Noam Pikelny
    Aka Pickels. Won the first Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2010 and is considered to be one of the greatest banjo players to ever live.
  7. Chris Eldridge
    Aka Critter. Nominated for a Grammy in 2007. He and his former band won best emerging artist of the year, song of the year, and album of the year in 2007.
  8. So these guys know what they're doing.
  9. Although they play with bluegrass instruments their style is not primarily bluegrass. It's more of a Progressive Bluegrass/Classical/Acoustic/Rock/Jazz
  10. The Punch brothers were part of the Inside Llewyn Davis concert "Another Day Another Time" and that's a great concert to watch if you want to be introduced to the world of modern bluegrass/folk
    https://youtu.be/G1crgadUrQM the song in the beginning of this is Rye Whiskey by the Punch Brothers
  11. They are also the focus of a documentary called How To Grow A Band
    The film follows Thile after his divorce and departure from Nickel Creek to the new formation and start of Punch Brothers https://youtu.be/u1PVlwP427A
  12. Albums
    All the albums with a few songs highlighted from each
  13. Punch
    2008, features former member Greg Gaddison
  14. The Blind Leaving The Blind
    This is a four part movement and is in total 41 minutes long https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkkobPDiAArCKL5IWLd6N20nGZdlS5Cqq
  15. Antifogmatic
    2010
  16. This is The Song
    This is one of my top favorite Punch Brothers songs. Chris Thile played it when I saw him last night and it was one of the best concert moments I've ever experienced. https://youtu.be/PtNB8R1g2rg
  17. Alex
  18. Next To The Trash
  19. Rye Whiskey
    Essential Punch Brothers https://youtu.be/pElGXNrCDUY
  20. Who's Feeling Young Now?
    2012
  21. Movement and Location
  22. This Girl
  23. Patchwork Girlfriend
  24. Don't Get Married Without Me
  25. New York City
  26. Ahoy!
    2012
  27. Another New World
    A cover of a great Josh Ritter song https://youtu.be/1ooqsxtdGS0
  28. Moonshiner
  29. The Phosphorescent Blues
    2015
  30. Julep
  31. Magnet
    You have to watch Chris's face during this one https://youtu.be/2pxcGsNXKCE
  32. My Oh My
  33. Little Lights
  34. Familiarity
  35. The Wireless EP
    2015
  36. Clementine
    Elliott Smith cover https://youtu.be/E0D_UatboVY
  37. Sleek White Baby
    Song about iPhones https://youtu.be/zb9din5BxwI
  38. Covers
  39. Beyoncé
    The Punch Brothers covered "Love on Top" for Gabe's wedding and it's fantastic https://youtu.be/MIe2UlLkX2o
  40. The Beatels
  41. Love fool
    Love me love me, say that you love me https://youtu.be/bjZ32Tr4Fn0
  42. The Cars
    The Punch Bro's covered Just What I Needed for the AV Club https://youtu.be/Yxgr-Ebpidw
  43. The Strokes
    The Punch Brothers also covered Reptillia for the AV Club https://youtu.be/Hy-bVutHC-s
  44. Radiohead
    The Punch Brothers have covered multiple Radiohead songs http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0j5Stfbqytv-Il-9JWaXN2wgd1TeJavC
  45. Josh Ritter
    Another New World. Mentioned above under the Ahoy! Album
  46. Elliott Smith
    Clementine, mentioned above in The Wireless
  47. Beach Boys
  48. Concert Must Listens
  49. Tiny Desk Concert
    It was Chris's birthday so they gave him a cake that said "Brace Yourself Chris" because the last time he was there was his first day with braces. https://youtu.be/iXE_K2Kpoqc
  50. House Of Blues Boston
    WBGH has a great concert series on YouTube https://youtu.be/tsfZ_C4PrkQ