Last night, The Punch Brothers took the stage at Union Transfer for a seamless two hours of nearly constant orchestral bluegrass music from their new album All Ashore.
The only word that I can think to use to describe this show: “beautiful.” Everything about it was so incredibly inspiring and chills-inducing. They took the stage silently, and played even quieter a stunning version of “Movement and Location.” But when they played The Phosphorescent Blues’s hit “My Oh My” early in the set, I thought that it couldn’t get any better than this. The whole audience sang along with that timeless chorus. I’ve never seen a show like this before. I’ve never seen a band so spot on in their harmonies, so tireless in their performance, or so genuinely happy with the response from the crowd. Punch Brothers is a gift to watch live. Continue reading →