The Punch Brothers will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 in Worsham Student Performance Hall in the Student Life and Technology Center at Hendrix College
The show, sponsored by Hendrix Special Events, the Office of Student Activities, and KHDX is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Limited seating is available. For more information, contact the Student Activities office at email@example.com or 501-450-1291.
Formed in 2006 by mandolin player Chris Thile, who recruited guitarist Chris Eldridge, banjo player Noam Pikelny, and violinist Gabe Witcher to back him on a solo album, “How to Grow a Woman.” Bassist Paul Kowert joined the band three years later.
They officially became Punch Brothers in 2008, releasing “Punch,” their debut album.
Since then, Punch Brothers has gradually evolved from a band that existed to present the ideas of one guy into a band presenting the unified idea of five guys, Thile said. The group’s latest album is “Who’s Feeling Young Now?”
Among the critical accolades that Punch Brothers have received are:
“In their willingness to subvert pop melodies with startling dissonance and rhythmic jolts, they’re like an acoustic Radiohead.” — San Francisco Chronicle
“I never flinch or hesitate to say the Punch Brothers are the tightest, most impressive live band I have ever seen.” — Boston Globe
“Their songs glitter and soar, capable of pushing beyond traditional bluegrass into alternative rock.” — BBC