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Friday April 12, 2013

from wbur.org

Thile + Melhdau = Bluegrass + Jazz + Excitement

There may be no better Boston venue than the Berklee Performance Center for this Sunday’s Chris Thile/Brad Mehldau matchup, presented by World Music.

Both musicians established themselves very young, like the school’s students, and both have drawn young listeners to genres not necessarily favored by the iPod generation –bluegrass and improv jazz – with inventive pop covers. Listeners come for the Radiohead, and stay for the virtuosity.

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