Sad news for Thile fans. Speculation had been rife that Mandolin virtuoso will announce his retirement from music, at age 38, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 20/09/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a musician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician-singer-songwriter just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouChris was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouChris.”
— @DesireePlum, 19 Sep 2019
“I thought Chris Thile retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 19 Sep 2019
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