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Chris Thile: “Great Music is More Alike Than Un-Alike”

Chris Thile: “Great Music is More Alike Than Un-Alike”
Music Inside Out
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For the first ever live recording of Music Inside Out, Gwen caught up with the prodigious and prolific Chris Thile at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center. He’s barely 36 years-old, but already boasts a lifetime’s worth of achievements. He started learning mandolin as a kindergartener. Three years later, he co-founded the platinum-selling Nickel Creek with his friends Sara and Sean Watkins. The band would become a groundbreaking force in acoustic music. He’s gone on to record with Edgar Meyerthe Punch BrothersBrad Meldhau, and Yo-Yo Ma, and most recently he’s taken over as host of A Prairie Home Companion.

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Gwen Thompkins is a New Orleans native, NPR veteran and host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, where she brings to bear the knowledge and experience she amassed as senior editor of Weekend Edition, an East Africa correspondent, the holder of Nieman and Watson Fellowships, and as a longtime student of music from around the world.