How To Grow A Band
Filmed with uncommon access, HOW TO GROW A BAND explores the tensions between individual talents and group identity, art and commerce, innocence and wisdom in documenting the genesis of the Punch Brothers Band. 26 year-old Chris Thile arrives at a crossroads when his platinum-selling bluegrass band, Nickel Creek, goes on "indefinite hiatus". But Thile, a perfectionist prodigy who's defied expectations since he learned the mandolin at age five, has a plan to recruit some of the nation's best young musicians to challenge the very foundations of bluegrass music. HOW TO GROW A BAND follows him every step of the way as he puts that plan into action.