On October 15th, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile will take over as the new host of American Public Media’s, A Prairie Home Companion. Each week Chris will feature incredible live performances from an array of special musical guests--some known by all, and some who soon will be--along with a bit of comedy and spoken word, plus Chris will compose and perform a unique new song each week.
We are happy to announce that Chicago will be one of the tours stops in the 2016-2017 season of 13 live broadcasts. On January 14th the show will broadcast at the Symphony Center. Chris Thile welsomes special guests Andrew Bird, Laura Marling and comedian Beth Stelling.
Chris Thile Biography:
Chris Thile made his first appearance on A Prairie Home Companion in 1996. He was 15 and had already been playing mandolin for a decade. He had also started Nickel Creek with Sara and Sean Watkins, and released his first solo album, 1994’s Leading Off. This Grammy winner and MacArthur “genius” grant recipient now collaborates with many musicians in myriad styles and leads acoustic quintet Punch Brothers. Thile’s solo recordings include Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1 (Nonesuch).
Tickets are now on sale! Ticket prices from $35 to $80.