The words Nickel Creek hardly ever come up anymore in Chris Thile bios. Sure, the folk trio Thile co-founded won a Grammy in 2003—but that was a long time ago, and this might be the world’s busiest mandolinist. The 32-year-old has released six solo albums since his career started as a pre-teen prodigy, six albums with collaborative bands, and another four with his steadiest gig the Punch Brothers. Oh, and he’s a MacArthur Fellow too.
His newest album is a collection of Bach’s sonatas and partitas. It’s only the first volume, so his work in classical music seems not to be finished. And this time around, he’s doing it all solo-style.
Chris Thile will play the Picotte Recital Hall at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts (1002 Madison Ave., Albany) on Sunday (Oct. 27) at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $30. Call 337-4871 for more info.