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The Charleston gaillard center presents

Punch Brothers

WITH OPENER MADISON CUNNINGHAM

When
July 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
2018-07-12T19:30:00-04:00
2018-07-12T19:45:00-04:00
cost
$39-$69 (+ applicable fees)
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Punch Brothers

THE CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER PRESENTS PUNCH BROTHERS.

After Nickel Creek disbanded in 2007, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile assembled an all-star quintet called Punch Brothers (the name comes from the Mark Twain short story Puch, Brothers, Punch!) with guitarist Chris Eldridge, formerly of the Infamous Stringdusters; bassist Greg Garrison, who played with Ron Miles and Leftover Salmon; banjo player Noam Pikelny, who has worked with John Cowan and Tony Trischka, and violinist Gabe Witcher, a sought-after session musician and a member of Jerry Douglas’ band for a half-dozen years. 

The new group quickly signed with Nonesuch Records and issued a debut album, Punch, in 2008, which was anchored by Thile’s ambitious 40-minute, four-part suite “The Blind Leaving the Blind.” The double-disc (plus a third DVD concert disc) Antifogmatic, produced by Jon Brion, arrived from Nonesuch in 2010, and was followed in 2012 by Who’s Feeling Young Now?, Produced by Jaquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse), and the Ahoy!

Punch Brothers’ fourth Nonesuch album, the T Bone Burnett–produced The Phosphorescent Blues, addresses with straight-up poignancy and subversive humor the power and the pitfalls of our super-connected era. Digitally fueled isolation may be a theme, but this virtuosic acoustic quintet offers its warmest, most emotive and elegantly melodic work to date—so invitingly human in its approach that it practically ushers the listener into the room as these guys assemble in front of a mic. 

 

MADISON CUNNINGHAM

Orange County, CA native, Madison Cunningham, possesses a keen understanding of songcraft that is perplexing for someone who’s just twenty years old. With an ear for melody that is reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell and approach to guitar and vocals that isn’t far off from long past heroes of Jeff Buckley or Nick Drake, Madison exhibits a unique ability to keep the listener on the edge as they explore her debut EP, Love, Lose, Remember. The oldest of five daughters, Madison picked up a guitar at the age of seven and was singing with her sisters and family in church by the age of 12. It was a happenstance meeting with producer Tyler Chester (Blake Mills, Sara Watkins) four years ago that helped Madison start to develop her approach as a songwriter. Released in early 2017, Love, Lose, Remember, showcases Madison’s ability as a songwriter and arranger with the lyrical content of someone who has lived twice the life of this young artist.

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The Ahoy! Premium Big-Time Friend Package – $179 per package – VIP1 (Light Pink Seats)
  • One (1) premium reserved ticket in the first (10) rows to see the Punch Brothers live
  • Two 12 oz. bags of Ahoy!, a coffee blend from Madcap Coffee specially roasted in collaboration with Punch Brothers, and shipped directly to you from the roaster, after the show
  • One (1) limited edition Punch Brothers tote bag & commemorative laminate
  • Invitation to the Pre-Show Punch Brothers Session, including:
    • Private pre-show performance by the Punch Brothers
    • Q&A session with the Punch Brothers
    • Cash bar*
  • One (1) limited edition tour poster, signed by the Punch Brothers
  • One (1) exclusive Punch Brothers enamel pin
  • One (1) commemorative laminate
  • Merchandise shopping opportunity before doors open to the public
  • On-site host

*Local Liquor Laws Apply

The Oh Boy! Big-Time Friend Package – $119 per package – VIP2 (Hot Pink seats)
  • One (1) premium reserved ticket in the first (20) rows to see the Punch Brothers live
  • Invitation to the Pre-Show Punch Brothers Session, including:
    • Private pre-show performance by the Punch Brothers
    • Q&A session with the Punch Brothers
    • Cash bar*
  • One (1) limited edition tour poster, signed by the Punch Brothers
  • One (1) exclusive Punch Brothers enamel pin
  • Merchandise shopping opportunity before doors open to the public
  • On-site host 

*Local Liquor Laws Apply