New York Americana: Chris Thile – “Thank You, New York”

Chris Thile

“Thank You, New York”

Thanks For Listening

Chris Thile, perhaps the greatest mandolin player in the world, has released his songs he wrote for “A Prairie Home Companion”, and the songs are down home and humbly wonderful.  As his press says:

Thile manned almost all of the stringed instruments on the album and is joined by guest singers Sarah Jarosz, Gaby Moreno, and Aoife O’Donovan. “Right now, with how easy it is to be the talker on social media, how hard it is to maintain focus or give something enough attention to appreciate it, we’re in a place where listening is a precious commodity,” says Thile. “Thanks for Listening is a celebration of people who haven’t switched off, despite being given every reason to do so.”

“Thank You, New York” is such a great song, I could hear it being the theme song for the city.  Even with all the controversy about Garrison Keiller, Chris Thile is way above all that and worthy of listen.

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