Podcast 353: Chris Eldridge

Guitarist Chris Eldridge joins us on this week’s podcast to talk about Punch Brothers’ new album, Hell on Church Street. This project is like nothing else you’ve heard: a track-by-track reimagining of Tony Rice’s famed Church Street Blues solo album.

During the course of our talk, Chris talks to us about the music – and life – lessons he learned from his time with Tony and why the band decided to tackle his influential album now. He also walks us through some of the arranging strategies they used on various tracks. It’s a unique glimpse into how one of the world’s most innovative acoustic ensembles ticks and we think you’ll love it.

This episode is sponsored by Retrofret Vintage Guitars; Izotope (use the discount code FRET10 to save 10% off your Izotope purchase); and the FJ‘s newest sponsor, Bed-Stu shoes (save 20% off with the code FRETXBS for a limited time).

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