Saturday, March 4 | 7:30 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2017 Concert Series
Opening Act: TBA
Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation and the greatest color-blind banjoist of all time. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “pros’ top banjo picker,” he is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a string ensemble that the Boston Globe calls “a virtuosic revelation” and the New Yorker describes as “wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative.” In September 2010, he was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Pikelny is a three-time GRAMMY Award nominee, and his most recent release, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, was described by the New York Times as “a token of reverence, a feat of translation and a show of dominion.” The album is widely considered a landmark recording in acoustic music and was named Album of the Year at the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards.
“Banjo wizard.”—Bluegrass Today
“A player of unlimited range and astonishing precision.”—Steve Martin, Comedian and BanjoistBack to Concerts