Punch Brothers play the Tabernacle July 14
Brooklyn's progressive bluegrass quintet plays songs from 'All Ashore' and more
The Brooklyn-based progressive bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers’ instrumentation — mandolin, violin, banjo, guitar, and stand-up bass — is distinctly bluegrass, but their songwriting structures and musical arrangements are reminiscent of a classical chamber group. Punch Brothers’ warm vocal harmonies and darkly-humored, narrative lyrics give their otherwise heady music an approachable human touch. The group's latest album, All Ashore, due out July 20 via Nonesuch, is a nine-song reflection on the tense reality of commitment in a time of unrest. The record is meant to be listened to in its entirety, and the band is in the midst of an international tour performing it live start-to-finish.