The Show with Chris Thile
All Stations: Sat, 6-8 pm | Sun: News & Talk Stations: 12-2 pm | News & Music Stations: 10 am-12 pm
- Hosted by Chris Thile
The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, The Show with Chris Thile features a blend of musical performances, comedy, and collaborations that can't be heard anywhere else.
The program draws new, diverse talent to public radio, with guests such as Jack White, Esperanza Spalding, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Nick Offerman, Hilary Hahn, Randy Newman, Angelique Kidjo, Tig Notaro, Dan Auerbach, and Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers.
Mandolinist Chris Thile is among the most highly acclaimed musicians of his generation. In his teens, he started Nickel Creek with Sara and Sean Watkins, and released his first solo album, 1994’s Leading Off. This Grammy winner and MacArthur "genius" grant recipient now collaborates with many musicians in myriad styles and leads acoustic quintet Punch Brothers. Thile's solo recordings include Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1 (Nonesuch).