Edmonds Center for the Arts welcomes American virtuoso mandolinist Chris Thile

Edmonds Center for the Arts welcomes American virtuoso mandolinist Chris Thile for a solo evening of flawless musicianship and mind-blowing exploration – from bluegrass to Bach and back again on November 12, 2015 at 7:30pm.

A child prodigy, Thile rose to fame with the Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, which released three albums and sold 2 million records. He’s released five solo albums, and performed and recorded extensively with bassist Edgar Meyer and fellow mandolinist Mike Marshall.

In 2011, Thile earned a Grammy nomination for Sleep with One Eye Open, an album of tradition-upending interpretations of bluegrass classics with guitarist Michael Daves. He won the 2012 Grammy for Best Folk Album for The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which he recorded with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Stuart Duncan, and Meyer. 

In 2012, the MacArthur Foundation named Thile one of its 23 MacArthur Fellows and recipient of its prestigious “Genius Grant.” Thile’s most recent solo recording, Bach: Partitas and Sonatas, Vol.1, was released in late 2013. Thile and Meyer’s second duo recording, Bass & Mandolin, was released in late 2014.

Chris Thile will be the next host of "A Prairie Home Companion", the beloved radio variety show Garrison Keillor created and hosted for four decades.

Tickets are $49, $44, & $39, with youth pricing available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ec4arts.org, through the ECA Box Office located at 410 Fourth Avenue North, or by calling 425.275.9595. ECA is a proud member of TeenTix, and offers $5 tickets to teens at the Box Office on the day of the performance, pending availability. To become a TeenTix member, register at www.teentix.org.

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