Music fans across the country will get the chance to tune into the Live from Here concert/variety show taking place at New York City’s Town Hall this Saturday night (December 8th). The one-night event is part of a live performance series hosted by Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers musician and radio personality, Chris Thile, with the overall goal of exposing emerging, up-and-coming talent who all share the stage in hopes of creating a fun concert experience for fans. Scheduled performers for this Saturday’s Live from Here event include Vulfpeck, rising indie pop singer Maggie Rogers, I’m With Her mandolinist Sarah Jorosz, progressive bluegrass banjo player Noam Pikelny, and comedian/Broad City actor, Chris Gethard.
Live from Here initially developed as a result of A Prairie Home Companion, a program hosted by Garrison Keillor, which aired through public radio starting back in March 1974. Thile ended up taking over the hosting responsibilities beginning in 2016, having been a lifelong fan of the show, which initially ran until its hiatus back in 1987. Live from Here now continues its former tradition of being broadcasted via public radio, in addition to being streamed online and in some cases, YouTube.
Live from Here With Chris Thile – 12/8/2018 Promo
[Video: Live from Here]
Vulfpeck and Maggie Rogers are two of the most immediately recognizable names from Saturday’s schedule of performers. Vulfpeck is gearing up to release their eighth studio album tomorrow, Hill Climber. Rogers on the other hand is still more of an emerging name, but has quickly built a fanbase over the last 18 months thanks to her viral breakout single, “Alaska”, earning her supporting spots on big international tours for artists like Haim and now Mumford & Sons.
Fans can tune into the free webcast when it goes live this Saturday beginning at 5:45 p.m. EST on Live From Here’s YouTube channel.