Punch Brothers- Crossover From Bluegrass

If you are a fan of Bluegrass Music, you should be a fan of the Punch Brothers, right?

Well, no, not necessarily.

I know a lot of my Trad Head friends are going to say that they don’t like this video at all. So what’s the worst thing that’s gonna happen here, not “like” this on facebook?

For those of you that aren’t familiar, the musicians here actually have been heavily influenced by bluegrass. Guitarist Cris Eldridge (son of banjo great Ben Eldridge of the Seldom Scene), has done his share of championship flatpicking on bluegrass standards.

Chris Thile on mandolin has serious roots in bluegrass music, although many will contend that is wasn’t so traditional with his band Nickel Creek.

How did the Punch Brothers form?

” Thile instigated the collaboration that evolved into Punch Brothers when he recruited Eldridge, banjo player Noam Pikelny, and violinist Gabe Witcher to back him on a solo album-┬ábassist Paul Kowert joined the band three years later.” read more

Is all this cross pollination of music a good thing? Let’s hear from you Bluegrassers out there with your opinions.