Woodland Park Zoo Phinney
Sun Aug 19 21+
By Sean Nelson
You don’t have to give a tinker’s damn about bluegrass to appreciate the peerless brilliance of this band’s instrumental interplay. In a way, bluegrass is a form of drag for a group of musicians with avant-garde, classical, and jazz composition in its marrow. Mandolinist of the Punch Brothers and charisma geyser Chris Thile, formerly of the way-less-interesting, but still-super-impressive Nickel Creek, won a 2012 MacArthur fellowship (the other Genius award) and will take over as host of A Prairie Home Companion next year. Better see him now, in case he starts smoking that Keilor weed.
Tickets go on sale 3/6 at 10 a.m.