Punch Brothers to Perform at Hendrix

CONWAY, Ark. (October 12, 2012) - The Punch Brothers will perform Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. in Worsham Student Performance Hall in the Student Life and Technology Center at Hendrix College

The show, sponsored by Hendrix Special Events, the Office of Student Activities, and KHDX is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Limited seating is available. For more information, contact the Student Activities office at activities@hendrix.edu or 501-450-1291.

Formed in 2006 by mandolin player Chris Thile, who recruited guitarist Chris Eldridge, banjo player Noam Pikelny, and violinist Gabe Witcher to back him on a solo album, How to Grow a Woman; bassist Paul Kowert joined the band three years later. They officially became Punch Brothers in 2008, releasing Punch, their debut album. Since then, Punch Brothers has gradually evolved from a band that existed to present the ideas of one guy into a band presenting the unified idea of five guys, Thile said. The group's latest album is Who's Feeling Young Now?

For more about Punch Brothers, visit their website.

Among the critical accolades that Punch Brothers have received are:

"In their willingness to subvert pop melodies with startling dissonance and rhythmic jolts, they're like an acoustic Radiohead." - San Francisco Chronicle

"I never flinch or hesitate to say the Punch Brothers are the tightest, most impressive live band I have ever seen." - Boston Globe

"Their songs glitter and soar, capable of pushing beyond traditional bluegrass into alternative rock." - BBC

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.