Chris Thile has worn many hats in his three-decade career on the mandolin. Starting as a bluegrass wunderkind in the 1990s, he found his stride with original innovative mandolin melodies—which he brought to the smash-hit group Nickel Creek in the 2000s, making that group one that is still well-loved today. In the 2010s, Thile was nothing short of a musical staple, with his Punch Brothers redefining bluegrass for a new generation of listeners. Collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma and others in the “Goat Rodeo” series and with Bela Fleck on the recent “My Bluegrass Heart” record have cemented Chris Thile as the quintessential twenty-first century mandolinist. Enjoy this playlist that’s all about Chris Thile!