Chris Thile (USA)
Chris Thile (USA) will perform at the Viljandi Guitar Festival on October 20.
MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer, songwriter Chris Thile, who the Guardian calls “that rare being: an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from bluegrass to classical,” and NPR calls a “genre-defying musical genius,” is a founding member of the critically acclaimed bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. For four years, Thile hosted public radio favorite Live from Here with Chris Thile (formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion). With his broad outlook, Thile creates a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike, giving the listener “one joyous arc, with the linear melody and vertical harmony blurring into a single web of gossamer beauty” (New York Times).
Most recently, Chris recorded Laysongs, out June 4, 2021 on Nonesuch. The album is his first truly solo album: just Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on new recordings of six original songs and three covers, all of which contextualize and banter with his ideas about spirituality.
Be quick when buying tickets, because the discounted prices only last for a limited time and there is a limited number of tickets!
✨ Very Early Bird Tickets at a price of 80 € / 60 € will be on sale until the end of May.
✨ Early Bird Tickets for 40 € / 35 € are on sale until the end of August.
✨ Tickets for 45 € / 40 € are on sale from the beginning of September until the festival or until they run out.
The concert will be organized in accordance with the rules applicable to public events during this period. The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the program.