In November of 2017, the critically acclaimed national radio show, A Prairie Home Companion–now known as Live From Here–broadcasted from San Diego Civic Theatre, inviting comedian Maria Bamford and musical acts Nickel Creek and Fantastic Negrito to appear during the two-hour program. One particularly special moment during the show was when Chris Thile with Richard Dworsky and The First-Call Radio Players (composed of Brittany Haas, fiddle; Chris Eldridge, guitar; Alan Hampton, bass; and Ted Poor, percussion) covered “Fugue State” off Vulfpeck’s 2014 album by the same name.
With Chris Thile at the helm on the mandolin, the cover is truly a treat, particularly considering Vulfpeck’s meteoric ascent as one of the most-buzzed-about acts not only in the scene but in the music industry at large. Watch Chris Thile, Richard Dworsky, and The First-Call Radio Players’ cover of Vulfpeck’s “Fugue State” on A Prairie Home Companion below.
[Video: A Prairie Home Companion]