(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Bluegrass duo Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan perform at the Colonial Theatre on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 8pm. Grammy Award-nominated banjoist Pikelny is a member of the group Punch Brothers and was formerly a member of Leftover Salmon and the John Cowan Band. Stuart Duncan is a longtime member of the Grammy Award-winning Nashville Bluegrass Band as well as a superstar sideman to such artists as Mark Knopfler, Diana Krall, Emmylou Harris and the Robert Plant-Alison Krauss duo.
Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist among a new generation of acoustic musicians. A founding member of Punch Brothers, Pikelny was the recipient of the 2010 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Pikelny has shared stages with the Decemberists, Marcus Mumford, and Béla Fleck, and continues to broaden the awareness of the banjo, collaborating with Wilco, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, and Jon Brion for the soundtrack to “This is 40.”
Stuart Duncan is a longtime member of the Grammy Award-winning Nashville Bluegrass Band as well as a superstar sideman to such artists as Mark Knopfler, Diana Krall, Emmylou Harris and the Robert Plant-Alison Krauss duo. In 2011, Duncan collaborated with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, and mandolinist Chris Thile on the album The Goat Rodeo Sessions. While violin is his main instrument, he is also a virtuoso on mandolin, guitar and banjo.
Tickets to Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan are $35-$15. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at Colonial Theatre. The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.