A 'tweet' from Chris Thile just about an hour ago- "I thought I'd been living, folks, I really did, but that was before I experienced the genius of Piano Pat at Sip N' Dip in Great Falls, MT."

We now officially know that the kid is cool.

Chris Thile has been the public eye for years now. Between Nickel Creek, his solo adventures and Punch Brothers he has a busy touring schedule as well as lays tracks in the studio for many others and performs with those at the top of their game. The founding member of both Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers  is busy, in demand and uber successful. He also surrounds himself with the best musicians out there.  All this and he just turned 30.

There is a lot a great information on Chris and the talented group of bandmates that call themselves the Punch Brothers at


Make sure you catch the  Punch Brothers  as they perform in Bozeman Monday, March 7th at the Emerson- 7:30pm. Get your tickets at www.vootie.com at Borders or Cactus Records in downtown Bozeman.

If you are not completely familiar, yet love great music performed by great musicians-you will thank me. Really.You will.

If you are in the area:: Go.To.This.Show.

Playlist for today::

Greg Brown- Worrisome Years- Essential Recordings

Jonah Smith- Lights On- Brooklyn Session

Joni Mitchell- Sunny Sunday- live bootleg recording

Tracy Chapman- For A Dream-Our Bright Future

Jackson Browne & David Lindley- Your Bright Baby Blues- Love is Strange

Michelle Shocked- The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore- Short Sharp Shocked

Green River Ordinance- Where The West Wind Blows-

Eddie Vedder- Society- Into the Wild (soundtrack)

Josh Ritter- The Curse- So Runs The World Away

Harry Nilsson- Everybody’s Talkin’- The Very Best of Harry Nilsson

Ben Sollee- Prettiest Tree On the Mountain- Learning How To Bend

Jay Nash- Places You’ll Go- Over You

Neil Young- Tell Me Why- After The Gold Rush

Sarah Harmer- Home Soon- Sweetheart

John Mayer- Belief- KBCO vol 19

Tom Petty- It’ll all Work Out- Elizabethtown (soundtrack)

Iron & Wine- Love & Some Versus- Our Endless Numbered Days

Indigo Girls- Blood & Fire- Indigo Girls

Lucy Kaplansky- Over The Hills- Over the Hills

Tony Furtado- Waste of the Moon- Deep Water

Abigail Washburn- City of Refuge- City Of Refuge

Bruce Springsteen- Devils & Dust- Devils & Dust

Darryl Scott- Love’s Not Through With Me Yet- A Crooked Road

Bruce Springsteen- If I Should Fall Behind- Lucky Town

Jeffery Foucault- Mesa Arizona- Ghost Repeater

Kate MacKenzie- Past the Point of Rescue- Age of Innocence

Sarah Harmer- One Match- Little Fire

Joe Jackson- Eleanor Rigby- Live in New York

Peter Mulvey- Kids In The Square- Letters From A Flying Machine

Petty Griffin- Chief- 1000 Kisses

Mindy Smith- Train Song- One Moment More
Punch Brothers- Rye Whiskey- antifogmatic

Beth Orton- Wild World- Comfort of Strangers

Beth Orton- Heartlandtruckstop- Comfort of Strangers

Jason Collett- No Redemption Song- Here’s To Being Here

Ray LaMontagne- for the Summer- live track private stock

Michelle Shocked- Come A Long Way- Arkansas Traveler

Peter Mulvery & Jeffery Foucault- Special track no title

Melissa Ferrick- Never Give Up- In the Eyes of Strangers