Noam Pikelny brings his wit and gargantuan chops to Hudson

Noam Pikelny

Punch Brothers – that ridiculously challenging and virtuosic chamber art band that looks to the naked eye like a traditional bluegrass group – does every now and then play some bluegrass. And when they do, the group’s banjoist Noam Pikelny often steps to the fore. When he’s not playing with Chris Thile’s quintet of conservatory shredders, Pikelny seems to be the Bro with the strongest ties to the traditional bluegrass world. In fact, his oddly named record Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe was named “Album of the Year” at the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Pikelny brings his wit and his gargantuan chops to Club Heslinki in Hudson on Friday, February 10 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20. For reservations and information, call (518) 828-4800  or visit www.helsinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson.