Sugar Maple Concert Series: Kristin Andreassen & Chris Eldridge

610 North St.
Madison, WI 53704

Nashville musical power couple, Kristin Andreassen and Chris Eldridge share Kristin's song catalog reimagined for 2 guitars and 2 voices

Kristin and Critter met back when their bands Uncle Earl and Punch Brothers were just getting started. Over the years, they’ve played music with some of most luminous artists of our time (Paul Simon, John Paul Jones, Emmylou Harris) and they’ve won awards (John Lennon Song Contest Grand Prize, a Grammy, Americana Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year). New parenthood has gifted this couple with more time at home, where they’ve taken to playing Kristin’s songs — both old and new — all chosen by Critter to be reimagined for two guitars, two voices, and a more finely tuned sense of “the things that matter.”

Kristin Andreassen is a singer, a writer and a percussive dancer who combines those skills in musical performances that are both inventive (The New Yorker) and haunting (NPRs Folk Alley). Before embarking on her solo career, Kristin toured and recorded with both the stringband Uncle Earl (w/ Abigail Washburn, Rayna Gellert & KC Groves) and the "folk noir singing trio Sometymes Why (w/ Aoife O'Donovan & Ruth Ungar).

With her 2015 studio album debut Gondolier, Kristin began touring under her own name. Her live show made Top 10 lists at Pop Matters and NPRs Mountain Stage last year. A 5th generation Oregonian, Kristin currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Chris Eldridge, guitarist of Punch Brothers since the band's inception, has been at the vanguard of acoustic music for much of the past decade. After graduating he joined the Seldom Scene with whom he received a Grammy nomination in 2007. In 2005 he founded the critically acclaimed bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters. In 2005 he had caught the attention of mandolinist Chris Thile, who enlisted him, along with banjoist Noam Pikelny, violinist Gabe Witcher, and bassist Greg Garrison to start working on an ambitious side project which later became Punch Brothers. The band has since released 3 critically acclaimed albums, received 2 Grammy nominations and toured around the world.


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