ChrisThile & BradMehldau perform Elliott Smith's "Independence Day," from their self-titled debut duo album, due January 27, 2017. The song was performed at Bowery Ballroom in NYC in December 2015. Video by Alex Chaloff.
1. The Old Shade Tree (Brad Mehldau & Chris Thile) 2. Tallahassee Junction (Brad Mehldau) 3. Scarlet Town (David Rawlings & Gillian Welch) 4. I Cover the Waterfront (Johnny Green & Edward Heyman) 5. Independence Day (Elliott Smith) 6. Noise Machine (Chris Thile)
1. The Watcher (Brad Mehldau) 2. Daughter of Eve (Chris Thile) 3. Fast As You Can (vinyl-only bonus track) (Fiona Apple) 4. Marcie (Joni Mitchell) 5. Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Bob Dylan) 6. Tabhair dom do Lamh (Ruaidri Dall O Cathain)
Mandolinist/Singer Chris Thile and Pianist Brad Mehldau Release Duo Album on Nonesuch, January 27
Nonesuch labelmates mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau played a two-night stand at NYC's Bowery Ballroom at the end of 2015 before going into the studio to record Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs due January 27, 2017, on two CDs / LPs. The vinyl edition includes a bonus performance of Fiona Apple's "Fast As You Can." Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track "Scarlet Town," written by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch. You can watch a live performance of the song here.