It’s Friday headed in to a holiday weekend and I’m tired of writing about serious topics, so it’s time to share this video – a 6-minute PBS feature on mandolin player extraordinaire Chris Thile.
Thile, only 32 years old but long known for his bluegrass/folk/Americana, has recently released an album of Bach Sonatas and Partitas played on the mandolin. As you’ll see in the video – he’s fantastic, and Bach’s music translates remarkably well.
This album is available on Amazon and probably lots of other places. I picked it up this morning and I’m looking forward to spending some time with it over the weekend.