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Formations: An Interview with Paul Kowert
Interviews

Formations: An Interview with Paul Kowert

When Hawktail booked studio time for last year, their plan was to make an album of covers. Luckily for us listeners, they decided to pull together their own material for their new album. We caught up with bassist Paul Kowert to get the scoop.

Hawktail Returns with “Formations”
New Albums

Hawktail Returns with “Formations”

Hawktail has released their second album, called “Formations.” The all-instrumental acoustic band includes bassist Paul Kowert, who also plays for The Punch Brothers.

Hawktail: Live at Reverb Sessions
Bass Videos

Hawktail: Live at Reverb Sessions

Paul Kowert is best known as the bassist for the Punch Brothers, but he took his band Hawktail to the Reverb.com studios to play a couple tunes. The performances of “Say Old Man, Can You Play The Fiddle?” and “In the Kitchen” display the bassist’s virtuosity in a beautiful bluegrass setting. “Through both tunes, Paul deploys a masterful breadth of...

Punch Brothers Announce Album, Tour Dates
New Albums

Punch Brothers Announce Album, Tour Dates

The genre-bending bluegrass band Punch Brothers is back with All Ashore, an album that mandolinist describes as “a meditation on committed relationships in the present day, particularly in the present climate.” “We were hoping to create something that would be convincing as a complete thought, in this case as a nine-movement, or nine-piece, thought,” he adds. “Though it’s rangy in...