CHRIS THILE

Jazz Related Improv/Composition / Pop/Art Song/Folk / Third Stream • United States
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Mandolinist Chris Thile is among the most highly acclaimed musicians of his generation.

It started when he was a toddler in Oceanside, California. His folks took him along for weekly visits to a pizza parlor in nearby Carlsbad, where he heard John Moore’s band Bluegrass Etc., and where he would soon befriend siblings Sara and Sean Watkins, his future Nickel Creek bandmates.

The mandolin captivated the youngster. He started lessons with Moore, who wasted no time in getting the five-year-old on stage. “I was too young to be nervous.” Chris recalls. I thought, ‘Oh, this is what you get to do when you’re five.’” Before long, the Thiles were driving bluegrass festival to bluegrass festival in the family camper. Chris was a soaking up music, jamming with other players, and winning championships.

By age eight, Chris had launched Nickel Creek with Sara and Sean Watkins. The genre-bending trio would go on to sell
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CHRIS THILE Leading Off... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leading Off...
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1994
CHRIS THILE Stealing Second album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stealing Second
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1997
CHRIS THILE Not All Who Wander Are Lost album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2001
CHRIS THILE Deceiver album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deceiver
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2004
CHRIS THILE How To Grow A Woman From The Ground album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2006
CHRIS THILE Chris Thile & Michael Daves : Sleep With One Eye Open album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chris Thile & Michael Daves : Sleep With One Eye Open
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011
CHRIS THILE Bach : Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bach : Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 1
Third Stream 2013
CHRIS THILE Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer : Bass & Mandolin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer : Bass & Mandolin
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2014
CHRIS THILE Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2017
CHRIS THILE Thanks for Listening album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thanks for Listening
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2017

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