Chris Thile of Punch Brothers reportedly wins 'genius grant'


LA Times excerpt
is set to announce this year’s recipients of its so-called genius grants,
 a wide-ranging list of 23 overachievers that reportedly includes Thile,
 according to the Associated Press
The 31-year-old mandolin whiz first found fame
 with the teenage bluegrass trio Nickel Creek and
 now leads Punch Brothers, and he has also recorded
 with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and bassist Edgar Meyer.

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