Chris “Critter” Eldridge of The Punch Brothers has teamed up with phenomenal jazz guitarist Julian Lage for a four-song EP that is sure to bring joy to the hearts of jazz and Americana fans everywhere. To celebrate the EP’s release this week, Lage and Eldridge are taking to the road, performing together in a multitude of cities in the U.S.
“This collaboration with Julian is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” says Eldridge. “Julian is one of my favorite musicians on earth, and, obviously, as a guitar player he’s a beacon of light.”
Eldridge said that touring with Lage made sense from several different standpoints.
“While he has been celebrated in the jazz world from a young age as one of their great talents, he’s always had this dirty little secret of loving folk music and bluegrass and songs,” said Eldridge. “So this tour is a chance for us to try and find some common ground and hopefully create some beautiful music together.”
Listen to “For Critter,” a track from the duo’s EP Close to a Picture, in the player below and check out their tour dates at the bottom of the page.
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge (of Punch Brothers)
10 - Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Synagogue
11 - Philadelphia, Penn. @ The Tin Angel
13 - New York, N.Y. @ City Winery
14 - Norfolk, Conn. @ Infinity Hall
15 - Boston, Mass. @ Museum of Fine Arts Courtyard Summer Series
16 Brookfield, Wisc. @ Wilson Guitar Center Festival
17 - Evanston, Ill. @ SPACE
18 - Ann Arbor, Mich. @ The Ark
19 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Nighttown
21 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Music City Roots
22 - Birmingham, Ala. @ WorkPlay Theatre
23 - Athens, Ga. @ Melting Point
24 - Asheville, N.C. @ The Altamont Theater