Saturday, December 15; 2018 • 5:45pm
With Guests St. Vincent, Jon Batiste, Noam Pikelny, Sara Watkins
Live from Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday-night destination for audiences everywhere. This variety show features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent to share the stage and create a beautiful listening experience.
Live from Here is produced and distributed nationwide by American Public Media, and is heard by 2.6 million listeners each week on nearly 600 public radio stations, online, and on the American Forces Networks, SiriusXM Radio, Radio New Zealand, and KPRG in Guam.
Minnesota Public Radio presents a full season for 2017-2018 with Chris as host. Chris’ musicianship, commentary, humor and his connection with the vital musicians of today have proven to be a winning combination.
“I grew up with the show. I take this opportunity, this job, immensely seriously and with great awe.” – Chris Thile
Complete show information at https://www.livefromhere.org.
St. Vincent’s new album MassEducation reveals another dimension of 2017’s universally acclaimed MASSEDUCTION. A stunning standalone work in its own right, MassEducation was recorded live in the studio by Annie Clark on vocals and Thomas Bartlett on piano over two nights in August 2017. The new album lays bare the exquisite songcraft of its other half, rendering songs like “Slow Disco” and “Savior” and their subjects in vivid, vulnerable new light. Clark herself describes the album as “two dear friends playing songs together with the kind of secret understanding one can only get through endless nights in New York City.”
MassEducation’s predecessor and companion, MASSEDUCTION broke St. Vincent into the U.S. and UK top 10s upon release. Later it landed at #1 on the Best of 2017 lists of Jon Pareles of The New York Times and The Guardian—and placing high in the year-end rankings of The AV Club, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Mashable, The New York Daily News, the NME, Noisey, Paste, Pitchfork, Q, Stereogum, USA Today, and more. MassEducation’s reimagining of MASSEDUCTION further cements the 2014 Best Alternative Album Grammy winner's standing as one of the most innovative and enigmatic presences in modern music.