Featuring Noam Pikelny & Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers)
Andrew Marlin (Watchhouse) • Greg Garrison (Leftover Salmon)
“Mighty Poplar shines a light on ‘real deal’ bluegrass.” – NPR
Mighty Poplar is a new all-star roots project featuring Andrew Marlin of Watchhouse, Noam Pikelny and Chris Eldridge of Punch Brothers, and bassist Greg Garrison (Leftover Salmon). Though Pikelny, Eldridge, and Garrison all knew each other from their early work with Punch Brothers, impromptu backstage jams with Marlin at festivals across the country were the key that unlocked the project. Regarded as some of the finest players of their generation, the playing is never showy and always in service of the song. Their spirited dynamics are evident on their self-titled record, released in March 2023. Throughout, the songs and tunes are as immediate and emotionally impactful as the playing is tasteful. With their debut album, Mighty Poplar has captured the fierce and playful energy of an all-night jam between old friends who just happen to be grandmasters of the music.