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Live from Here with Chris Thile confirms the guest lineup for its Town Hall residency in New York, throughout December as well as their January 2019 performance in Durham, NC and Chicago, IL. The shows feature special guests Cat Power, St. Vincent, Maggie Rogers,Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Isbell, Tank and the Bangas, Jon Batiste, Vulfpeck and more.

See below for full details on this season's schedule.

New York's The Town Hall on December 1, 2018

Cat Power

There are few voices more deeply embedded in the iconography and mythology of American indie rock than that of Chan Marshall. Under the musical nom de plume of Cat Power, Marshall has released music for nearly 25 years now and her prowess as a songwriter, a producer and most notably-as a voice-has only grown more influential with time. On her 10th studio album, Wanderer, Marshall resets her dials, offering a collection of songs that function as pristine examples of her still-evolving creative practice. Held aloft primarily by Marshall's own guitar and piano, Wanderer is a collection of winding, wondering narratives all perfectly imbued with the kind of yearning and warmth that have made her one of the most distinctive and beloved artists of her generation.

Matteo Lane

Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian whose stand-up special can be seen on Netflix's The Comedy Lineup. He's also currently developing a half hour pilot at Comedy Central and is the host of the Snapchat series We Got Issues. He has performed stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party and The Comedy Jam as well as HBO's Crashing. Fluent in five languages and with a singing range of six octaves, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and opera singer before starting his comedy career.

New York's The Town Hall on December 8, 2018

Maggie Rogers

Acclaimed producer/songwriter/performer Maggie Rogers will release her Capitol Records debut album, Heard It In A Past Life, on January 18, 2019. Her new single, "Light On," is out now. Written by Rogers, the song was produced by Greg Kurstin, Kid Harpoon and Rogers and premiered as Zane Lowe's World Record on Apple Music's Beats 1. Heard It In A Past Life includes the song that introduced Rogers to the world, "Alaska," which has accrued over 100 million global combined streams to date. The album also contains the follow-up singles "Fallingwater," praised by NPR as "a celebration of the terrifying yet thrilling process of change" and "Give A Little," which Pitchfork hailed as "cathartic pop song about empathy and unity." Maggie Rogers grew up in Easton, Maryland. After graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, she released her critically acclaimed debut EP, Now That The Light Is Fading. The BBC, Tidal, Google Play, Vevo, Pandora and numerous publications - including Rolling Stone, NYLON, SPIN, Billboard and more - have tipped her as an artist to watch. NPR named her one of its Favorite Musicians and The New Yorker declares, "Maggie Rogers is an artist of her time." Rogers' television performances include Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Late Late Show with James Corden.


Vulfpeck is an American rhythm section based in Los Angeles. Originally studio musicians at Vulf Records, Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Woody Goss and Joe Dart went independent in 2011.

Chris Gethard

Chris Gethard is the star of "The Chris Gethard Show" and the host of the popular Earwolf podcast "Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People." Chris starred in the Mike Birbiglia film, Don't Think Twice, and can be seen as 'Todd' on Comedy Central's Broad City. Other credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Parks and Recreation, The Office, and the film The Heat. Chris's one man show, Career Suicide (produced by Judd Apatow), premiered on HBO in 2017 after completing a successful off-broadway run at The Lynn Redgrave Theatre in NYC. Most recently, Chris Gethard's new book, Lose Well (HarperOne), was released on October 16, 2018.

New York's The Town Hall on December 15, 2018

St. Vincent

St. Vincent's new album MassEducation reveals another dimension of 2017's universally acclaimed MASSEDUCTION. A stunning standalone work in its own right, MassEducationwas 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 song craft 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 10's 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, 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.

Jon Batiste

Born into a long lineage of Louisiana musicians, Jon Batiste is a globally celebrated musician, educator, bandleader and television personality whose musical skill, artistic vision and exuberant charisma has made him a triple threat and the newly "crowned prince of jazz." Jon is recognized for his originality, jaw-dropping talent and dapper sense of style. Jon effortlessly transitions from commanding the piano with virtuosic skill to soulfully crooning to wailing on the "harmonaboard" (a hybrid of a harmonica and keyboard) to curating unique "social music" experiences all over the world, whether solo or with his band Stay Human.

New York's The Town Hall on December 22, 2018

The Knights

The Knights are a Grammy-nominated collection of adventurous musicians, dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and eliminating barriers between audiences and music. Driven by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration, The Knights inspire listeners with vibrant programs that encompass their roots in the classical tradition and passion for artistic discovery. Since their beginnings in early 2000s, the orchestra has toured and recorded with renowned soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Bela Fleck, and Gil Shaham; collaborated with artists such as William Kentridge, Pam Tanowitz, and John Heginbotham; and performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, and Vienna's Musikverien. The 2018-19 Season continues this spring with a month-long tour of Europe with Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital, premieres with Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh in Washington, D.C. and Carnegie Hall, and summer performances at Tanglewood and Ravinia. Emerging from a series of informal chamber music parties in friends' living rooms, The Knights are led by Artistic Directors and brothers Colin and Eric Jacobsen.

Jim Breuer

The freewheeling, New York bred comic storyteller - who made the list of Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Standups of All Time-is hotter than ever, a global touring sensation and regular presence on radio and television whose rabid audience, he's thrilled to note, is filled with "lifetimers." Once folks see him live, they're hooked. Breuer came to national attention during his seasons on Saturday Night Live (1995-98), a rebuilding era whose cast featured Will Ferrell, David Spade and Norm McDonald. Over the years, Breuer has been something of a multi-media sensation currently appearing alongside Kevin James on Kevin Can Wait on CBS as well as popular films Zookeeper, Dick, Titan A.E and Beer League; hosting MTV's popular Beach House and VH1's Web Junk 20; and being featured on Comedy Jam, This Is Not Happening, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Marriage Ref.

Durham's Durham Performing Arts Center on January 19, 2019

Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. The band is composed of Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Jason McGerr, Dave Depper, and Zac Rae. Death Cab for Cutie rose from being a side project to becoming one of the most exciting groups emerge from the indie rock scene of the '00s. They have been nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album for their 2015 release, Kintsugi. Their ninth studio album Thank You for Today was released on August 17, 2018.

Tank and the Bangas

Originating in New Orleans, Tank and The Bangas have all the qualities that relates them, to the city that birth them but a flair that separates them as well. Their performances range from being "One of the most energetic shows you'll ever see" to "A gospel tent in Mississippi." Rummaging through their sound like a thrift store hippie, you'll find the Bangas to provoke a musical reference of Rhythmic Soul and Spoken word among other genres such as Rock, Gospel, Funk, and Folk. Combining the various musical techniques among the Bangas, coupled with the instilling play on lyrics from the lead vocalist; Tank and The Bangas have quilted a unique sound that singles them as one of the most distinctive groups to come out of New Orleans. The group has graced the cover of one of New Orleans most recognized magazines, OffBeat, and recently won band of the year at the New Orleans Big Easy Awards. The group has opened for acts such as LiAnne LaHavas, PJ Morton, Galactic, Big Freedia, The Revivalist, and The Soul Rebels. Most recently the band was titled as the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winners.

Nore Davis

Nore Davis is a New York-based comedian who delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. He has appeared on Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, HBO's Last Week Tonight, MTV's Nikki & Sara Live, Sasheer Zamata's Play Time, The Artie Lange Show, HBO's Boardwalk Empire and will appear in the upcoming feature Go/Don't Go in 2019. His standup can be seen on Conan, and he has appeared in many videos on College Humor and was featured on WNYC's 2 Dope Queens Podcast with Phoebe Robinson & Jessica Williams. Davis also wrote on and on Jessica Williams' Comedy Central pilot. His self-produced Amazon special You Guys are Dope is out now and his upcoming album, Too Woke, will be out on November 23 (Black Friday), 2018 on Blonde Medicine.

Chicago's Symphony Center on January 26, 2019

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell has become one the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. He possesses an incredible penchant for identifying and articulating some of the deepest, yet simplest, human emotions, and turning them into beautiful poetry through song. Isbell sings of the everyday human condition with thoughtful, heartfelt, and sometimes brutal honesty. His last two studio albums, The Nashville Sound, and Something More Than Free, both won Grammy Awards for Best Americana Album & Best American Roots Song.

This October, Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, released Live From The Ryman, a stunning collection of tracks primarily recorded during the group's six sold out nights at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium in 2017. Rolling Stone remarked that the live album is "easily among the finest of the past decade, in any genre."

Over the past two years, Chris Thile has brought his eclectic mix of music and guests to Live From Here, appealing to curious music fans. As the creative force, Thile continues to retool and shape the weekly live public radio performance. This year, he's added new talent to the mix with a focus on providing an even better experience for live and radio listeners of the show, which has increased its listenership among young listeners, ages 18-44, including a 22 percent gain for those ages 25-34.

Live from Here is produced by American Public Media. Audio and video clips, along with scripts, photos and further information about Live from Here with Chris Thile can be found at


December 1, 2018-New York, NY-The Town Hall*
December 8, 2018-New York, NY-The Town Hall*

December 15, 2018-New York, NY-The Town Hall*
December 22, 2018-New York, NY-The Town Hall*
January 12, 2019-Kansas City, MO-Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts*
January 19, 2019-Durham, NC-Durham Performing Arts Center
January 26, 2019-Chicago, IL-Symphony Center*
February 23, 2019-Detroit, MI- Detroit Opera House

March 2, 2019-Minneapolis, MN-State Theatre
March 9, 2019-New York, NY-Carnegie Hall*

March 16, 2019-St Paul, MN-Fitzgerald Theater
April 2019-Nashville, TN-Ryman Auditorium
April 6, 2019-Dallas, TX-Winspear Opera House*

April 13, 2019-New York, NY-The Town Hall

April 20, 2019-New York, NY-The Town Hall

May 25, 2019-St. Louis, MO-TBD
June 2019-Vienna, VA-Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
June 2019-Louisville, KY-TBD

Two additional dates in June and July to be announced soon.

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Photo Credit: Nate Ryan

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