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A collection of Chris Thile's songs from A Prairie Home Companion reimagined in the recording studio
Featuring Sarah Jarosz, Gaby Moreno and Aoife O'Donovan
Limited time album download included
"Thile's virtuosic mandolin shines, but here, he's got a greater goal than reminding us that he is peerless on the instrument — with Thanks for Listening, Thile is both extending his sincere gratitude to us for coming along on his ride and laying down tracks toward wherever this might take him." Jeff Tamarkin, Relix
Thanks for Listening is a collection of new studio recordings, produced by Thomas Bartlett, of 10 songs originally written as Songs of the Week on "A Prairie Home Companion." Chad Thile manned almost all of the stringed instruments on the album and is joined by guest singers Sarah Jarosz, Gaby Moreno, and Aoife O'Donovan.
"Right now, with how easy it is to be the talker on social media, how hard it is to maintain focus or give something enough attention to appreciate it, we're in a place where listening is a precious commodity," says Thile. "Thanks for Listening is a celebration of people who haven't switched off, despite being given every reason to do so."
Chris Thile, whom London's Independent calls "the most remarkable mandolinist in the world," is the founding member and lead vocalist of Punch Brothers. With broad influences including progressive bluegrass, classical, rock, and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic.
As a soloist, Thile has released five previous albums. In 2011, Nonesuch Records released the Grammy-nominated Sleep with One Eye Open, an album of duets with guitarist Michael Daves. Thile has also collaborated with a pantheon of musical innovators from multiple genres including Béla Fleck, Brad Mehldau, and Hilary Hahn. For more than 15 years, Thile played in the wildly popular band Nickel Creek, with which he released three albums, sold 2 million records, and was awarded a Grammy.
|01 I Made This for You|
|02 Feedback Loop|
|03 Elephant in the Room|
|04 Douglas Fir|
|05 Thank You, New York|
|01 Stanley Ann|
|02 Modern Friendship|
|05 Thanks for Listening|