Nonesuch Releases Duo Album from Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau 1/27

Nonesuch Records labelmates mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, longtime admirers of each other’s work who first toured as a duo in 2013 will  release Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau which features original material and interpretations from a wide range of songwriters.  At the end of 2015, they played a two-night stand at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom before going into the studio to record Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau.  This mix of covers and original songs will be released by Nonesuch on January 27, 2017, on two CDs / LPs. Pre-orders are available now at iTunes and at, where the album track “Scarlet Town,” written by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, may be downloaded immediately. The full track list is below. A US tour will be announced at a later date.

The two musicians first performed together in September 2011 as part of Mehldau’s residency at London’s Wigmore Hall. The Guardian said of that performance, “Mehldau struck up his signature rocking chord vamp over which lightly struck motifs swell to sensuous extended melodies. Thile kept cajoling him with percussive snaps, flying runs, and chords strummed fast enough to sound as seamless as a purring strings section, inducing Mehldau … to bat back the playful provocation with stinging rejoinders.”



The Old Shade Tree

Brad Mehldau & Chris Thile


Tallahassee Junction

Brad Mehldau


Scarlet Town

David Rawlings & Gillian Welch


I Cover the Waterfront

Johnny Green & Edward Heyman


Independence Day

Elliott Smith


Noise Machine

Chris Thile


The Watcher

Brad Mehldau


Daughter of Eve

Chris Thile


Fast As You Can *

Fiona Apple



Joni Mitchell


Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright

Bob Dylan


Tabhair dom do Lámh

Ruaidri Dáll Ó Catháin


Chris Thile, mandolin & vocals

Brad Mehldau, piano


Produced by Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau


* Vinyl LP only



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