Chris Thile

Music
11:50 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Chris Thile on Receiving the MacArthur Genius Award and Future Plans

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Mandolinist, former Murray resident, and Murray State Student, Chris Thile, known for his work in Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, was among those awarded 2012 "genius" grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The 23 fellows will receive $500,000 over the next five years to continue their work or change fields. Tracy Ross spoke with Chris Thile about receiving the award and his plans for the future.

Afternoon Update
4:32 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/27/12

"In my mind, it was my dad singing and then my mom. I just remember it being incredibly comforting to me."

Today on NPR:Chris Thile's First Musical Memory

 

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