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Punch Brothers

dDave

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Has anybody heard this group before?

They're sort of a recent discovery I made. I've definitely heard them before but I never really looked into them.

The main reason why I looked into them is because their lead singer and mandolin player (yes, mandolin :)) is just plain amazing and puts tons of impressive classical music on youtube using only the mandolin.

Punch Brothers - This Girl (HQ) - YouTube

They almost remind me on Mumford & Sons, they have a more full sound in my opinion though. Still, there's something about them. I honestly thought they were British at first.

Thoughts on this group?
 

Hilander

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I've never heard of them before, they were pretty good, really liked the mandolin and the lead singer does have talent.

I would like to hear the classical music using just the mandolin.
 

dDave

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Since you asked... Here's a 15 minute Bach piece that was done in one take.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3lH_Tevw5o

Simply sensational. You have to remember that he's doing this whole thing from memory and he's playing it on a mandolin. I can really appreciate someone putting in such dedication with an obscure instrument such as this. Most people that put in major time with an instrument do things a bit more standard like guitar, piano, etc.
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
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Considering he was doing it from memory I am impressed. He looked like he was really getting into it.

A mandolin has such a unique sound.

Thanks for posting this.
 

dDave

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He apparently takes Bach really seriously :lol:.

I was immensely impressed that he's able to do it all in one take as well. Now, I'm not sure if he made any mistakes in there, I don't know Bach well enough to be able to hear mistakes when someone is playing it.

I think Chris Thile might be one of the best mandolin players alive. I've looked up a lot of other people and nobody else seems to be on par with him.
 
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