Next Tuesday, November 16th, the boyfriend and I are going to the Punch Brothers concert at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee. Newly acquainted with the band, I am highly looking forward to the concert. As of late I have also discovered that Steve Martin (actor, comedian, author) is also a musician. He plays the banjo, and is quite good! On Friday, November 5th Martin played with the Punch Brothers on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Below is a YouTube clip of their performance together on The Late Show! The song is entitled Rye Whisky, and is off the Punch Brothers latest album, Antifogmatic.
Chris Thile, the Punch Brothers founder has described the Antifogmatic album as, "intimate to boisterous and back; genre-wise". Released on June 10, 2010, the album consists of ten songs.
Punch Brothers- Antifogmatic album
On the band's website, Thile describes how they came upon the album name and what it means for this batch of music. Antifogmatic, Thile states, "is an old term for a bracing beverage, rum or whisky, that one would have in the morning before going out to work in the rough weather, to stave off any ill effects". Feeling that this word easily applied to the work in this album the name stuck. The Antifogmatic album is one that the Punch Brothers want their listeners to be able to sink their teeth into, help them make sense of all the various things happening to them in their lives, and to basically tell them everything is going to be okay.
On the other hand, every time I listen to Steve Martin's music it gives me the urge to get up and do a hoedown jig (haha).
Steve Martin's latest album entitled The Crow
Check out some other great performances by the Punch Brothers and Steve Martin at these links below!
In this second video, the Punch Brothers are performing a cover of Bach's 3rd Brandenburg Concerto.
Steve Martin playing at the Grand Ole Opry.
In the end no matter what genre of music it is, I always have a melody in my mind.
Following my pursuits,
Special thanks to:
The Punch Brothers' official website: http://www.punchbrothers.com/
Steve Martin's official website: http://www.stevemartin.com/