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June 24, 2010 (Girdwood, Alaska) – The latest in a string of talented musical acts to perform at Alyeska Resort will be Punch Brothers, a band whose style has been described as introducing “bluegrass instrumentation and spontaneity in the structures of modern classical”. The concert is scheduled for Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 on the lawn of the Alyeska Resort Daylodge. The gates for the show open at 8:00 p.m. and there will be an opening band.
Collecting five singular abilities and viewpoints into one musical force, Punch Brothers have established their place among the most dynamic and talented presences across the full range of contemporary music-making. As performing and recording artists, composers and interpreters, technicians and stylists, Grammy-nominees, they continue to push the boundaries of possibility while maintaining an unerring devotion to the basic audience experience.
Punch Brothers consists of five top talents representing some of the most impressive and widely respected musicians touring today: Chris Eldridge (guitar), Paul Kowert (bass), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Thile (mandolin and lead vocals), and Gabe Witcher (fiddle). The band is touring to support their second album, Antifogmatic, a follow-up to the band’s highly praised 2008 debut, Punch. Antifogmatic is named after a type of 19th century alcoholic drink that was meant as a cure for the effects of fog and other inclement weather.
“'The new music is a real honest collaboration,'” Chris Thile said. “The 10 songs are shorter and more melodic with no leading man.” Leading up to the Alaska show, their tour has included stops at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival and Mile High Music Festival in Denver.
The concert is open to all ages. Tickets for the concert are $20 in advance and $30 day of show. Children ages 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at www.alyeskresort.com, by calling 907-754-2275 or visiting the Alyeska Resort Tram Ticket Office. Please, outside alcohol, pets and firearms are not permitted at the concert.
There is a Punch Brothers lodging package available with promotional pricing starting from $99 per person (based on double occupancy, subject to availability, taxes and fees). The package is valid for Saturday night, July 24 and includes one-night stay at The Hotel Alyeska. For more information or to make a reservation, visit the Alyeska Resort website at AlyeskaResort.com or call reservations at 907-754-2111 or 800-880-3880.
About Alyeska Resort (www.alyeskaresort.com)
Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. Alyeska Resort stands out during ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort at www.alyeskaresort.com or 800.880.3880.
About Punch Brothers (www.punchbrothers.com)
Composed of five fiercely talented musicians on mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar and bass, Punch Brothers have captured the attention of music lovers across several genres including bluegrass, jazz and classical.