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The virtuosic and freewheeling Punch Brothers, featuring mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjo player Noam Pikelny, and violinist Gabe Witcher, return to Jorgensen by popular demand. Hell on Church Street, Punch Brothers' newest album, due January 14, 2022 on Nonesuch Records, is the band's reimagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice's landmark solo album Church Street Blues. The record features a collection of songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Bill Monroe, and more.
Recorded at Nashville's Blackbird Studio in November 2020, during a time of great uncertainty, Hell on Church Street was intended as both its own work of art and a gift to Rice, who died that Christmas. Punch Brothers said of Tony Rice and Church Street Blues: "No record (or musican) has had a greater impact on us, and we felt compelled to cover it in its entirety, with the objective of interacting with it in the same spirit of respect-fueled adventure that Tony brought to each of its pre-existing songs."
Hell on Church Street follows Punch Brothers' critically acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning 2018 album All Ashore, which featured nine original songs written by the band. The Boston Globe said of All Ashore, "Punch Brothers have crafted a deepy meaningful and downright gorgeous record that takes the world for what it is, but doesn't use that as an excuse to give up."
"The band's twin drivers (are) the head and the heart; it is Punch Brothers' ability to strike an endlessly fascinating conversation between the two that makes them among the greatest exponents of acoustic music around today." - Irish Time