Thursday, February 11

Noam Pikelny, a founding member of The Punch Brothers and winner of the first Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, in 2010, is one of the preeminent pickers of his generation. His new album, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, reinterprets fiddler Baker’s interpretation of Monroe’s songs. He and his band play One Longfellow Square (181 State St., Portland) with rootsy singer-songwriter Kristin Andreassen opening at 8 p.m. Tix: $25 (all ages). 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com.