Matt Brown

Musician, Teacher & Producer

Punch Brothers

Last night's Punch Brothers concert at Thalia Hall, which was preceded by Gabriel Kahane's masterful opening set, was the best performance I have ever attended. Never before have I heard a band of virtuosi play so selflessly and joyfully. Their banter and the sportive moments of their solos elicited laughter from an enthralled crowd whose loving unison sing-alongs were so adept that Chris Thile stepped away from the single mic for his adoring fans. That was one for the ages, and it was of course mixed by Dave Sinko. [For those who attended the Friday show, Saturday was even better, thanks in large part to a less pixilated audience]