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Bela Fleck and Chris Thile discuss the musical dialect that connects them / Interlochen PR

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Chris Thile is living his childhood dream. At the age of two he asked for a mandolin; by age five, he was taking lessons; as a teenager, he mastered every song on Bela Fleck and the Flecktones' album. Thile and banjoist Fleck performed together for the first time at a bluegrass festival when Thile was 14. Since that day, the duo has collaborated countless times, culminating with a weeklong duo tour this summer. "It's remarkably comfortable for us to play together," Fleck said.

The duo stopped by Michigan's  - Interlochen PR Studio A this summer to chat with host Aaron Selbig about their unlikely paths to stardom and the unique "musical dialect" that connects them. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW