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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Members of the Punch Brothers include (from left) Noam Pikelny, Gabe Witcher, Paul Kowert, Chris Thile and Chris Eldridge. The band will perform at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Hatfield Hall Theater Friday, Jan. 21.
TERRE HAUTE -- Punch Brothers will bring its mixture of bluegrass instrumentation, spontaneity and modern classical music to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Hatfield Hall Theater for a Performing Arts Series show at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $16 for youths and students. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-812-877-8544 or visiting the ticket desk in the Hatfield Hall lobby from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays or noon-5 p.m., Saturdays.

Punch Brothers has garnered two Grammy nominations and performed with banjo enthusiast/comedian Steve Martin on "The Late Show with David Letterman. The group, which takes its name from the Mark Twain story, "Punch, Brothers, Punch," features mandolin player Chris Thile along with fiddle/violin performer Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, guitar player Chris Eldridge and bassist Paul Kowert.

Thile is also a member of the bluegrass group Nickel Creek.

The Punch Brothers' CD, "Antifogmatic," ranked No. 15 among Nashville-based American Songwriter Magazine's top 50 albums of 2010.

It was a 10-song set of collectively written material that takes a clear-eyed view of those things less tangible than booze that can make people woozy: The pleasure and pitfalls of romance, the seemingly limitless possibilities and multifarious temptations of life in the big city.

For more information about the Punch Brothers, log on to www.punchbrothers.com.

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