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Chris Thile

  • Dates: November 23, 2021
  • Times: Doors open at 7pm; Show starts at 8pm
  • Admission: Tickets on Sale June 11th; See event website for details
  • Harvester Performance Center
    450 Franklin Street
    Rocky Mount, VA 24151
  • Phone: (540) 484-8277
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When: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM)
Ticket Price: Tickets on sale Friday, June 11th
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Show Type: Classic Rock
General Admission - $49.50 (plus fees)
Gold Section - $64.50 (plus fees)

Creek. For four years, Thile hosted public radio favorite Live from Here with Chris Thile (formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion). With his broad outlook, Thile creates a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike, giving the listener “one joyous arc, with the linear melody and vertical harmony blurring into a single web of gossamer beauty” (New York Times).

Most recently, Chris recorded Laysongs, out June 4, 2021 on Nonesuch. The album is his first truly solo album: just Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on new recordings of six original songs and three covers, all of which contextualize and banter with his ideas about spirituality. Recorded in a converted upstate New York church during the pandemic, Laysongs’ centerpiece is the three-part “Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth,” which was inspired by C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters. The album also features a song Thile wrote about Dionysus; a performance of the fourth movement of Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin; “God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot” based on Buffy Sainte-Marie’s adaptation of a Leonard Cohen poem; a cover of bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens’ “Won’t You Come and Sing for Me,” and “Ecclesiastes 2:24," original instrumental loosely modeled after the Prelude from J.S. Bach’s Partita for Solo Violin in E Major.

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  • 450 Franklin Street
  • Rocky Mount, VA 24151
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  • Harvester Performance Center
  • Tickets on Sale June 11th; See event website for details