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Chris Thile

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Birth Name: Christopher Scott Thile (Pronounced “Theé-lee”, like “really.”)
Born: 1981/02/20
Birth Place: United States
Years Active: 1994 - Present
Genres: Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Classical, Jazz

Chris Thile (born February 20, 1981) is an American musician, best known as the mandolinist and a vocalist for the progressive acoustic trio Nickel Creek. His current band is Punch Brothers and his most recent album is ''Antifogmatic''. He has also recorded five albums as a solo artist, debuting with ''Leading Off'' in 1994. Chris Thile has collaborated with many artists such as Mike Marshall, Béla Fleck, Glen Phillips, and Edgar Meyer. Thile is a great-great-grandson of Baseball Hall of Famer Sam Thompson. The three members of Nickel Creek met in Carlsbad, California at ''That Pizza Place'' in 1989, listening to weekly bluegrass shows with their parents. Soon they were taking lessons fr... Continue Bio >>

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