Chris Thile (Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek) joins us this week at the Fretboard Journal Podcast for an introspective talk about the making of Lay songs, his new solo album. It’s a project where the groundbreaking composer / mandolinist meditates on issues of organized religion, God, and church (he even recorded the project in a former church in Hudson, NY). During our chat we talk about the compositions on the album, his vocal technique, Live From Here, and why even the Gibson F-5 mandolins signed by Lloyd Loar are not perfect as they are. It’s a fun and insightful conversation with one of our favorite musicians.
Originally recorded on May 13, 2021 for the FJ48th edition.
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