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Published: 2011/09/09

Noam Pikelny: Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail

Former Leftover Salmon banjo player and current Punch Brother Noam Pikelny will release his second album Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail on Tuesday, October 25 via Compass Records. Pikelny received some national exposure after he won the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman with Martin. Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail features contributions from a range of musicians, including Bryan Sutton (guitar), Chris Thile (mandolin), Tim O’Brien (mandolin, fiddle) and Jerry Douglas (dobro). Aoife O’Donovan (Crooked Still) also supplies guest vocals while Punch Brothers fiddler Gabe Witcher serves as the album’s producer. Pikelny plans to tour behind the project this fall.

A track from the album, “Jim Thompson’s Horse” can be downloaded through the link above.

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