Bluegrass quintet the Punch Brothers have been playing together for six years, but their intensely collaborative instrumental interplay and seasoned songwriting suggest a far longer period of growth. The group started out as what they've called a "commuter band," with members scattered throughout the United States coming together to tour and to record their first full-length, 2008's Punch. Eventually, the whole band relocated to New York to take up a club residency and record their lauded 2010 effort Antifogmatic. They were also the subject of the 2011 documentary How to Grow a Band.
The band recently wrote and recorded their third full-length record, Who's Feeling Young Now?, was released on February 14th on the group's longtime label Nonesuch, and they're touring in support of it now.
The Punch Brothers stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs for The United States of Americana and chat with Bill DeVille.
Songs played: "Movement and Location," "Patchwork Girlfriend" and "Flippen."
- Punch Brothers