Paul Kowert

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Paul Kowert
Born (1986-07-18) July 18, 1986 (age 35)
OriginMadison, Wisconsin, US
Progressive bluegrass
InstrumentsDouble Bass, Mandolin
Years active2008-present
LabelsNonesuch Records
Associated actsPunch Brothers, Mike Marshall's Big Trio, Haas Kowert Tice, Dave Rawlings Machine, Hawktail

Paul Kowert (born July 18, 1986) is a contemporary double bassist. His styles include classical, bluegrass, and progressive bluegrass. He is a member of the band Punch Brothers.


Kowert grew up in Middleton, Wisconsin. He transitioned to playing bass from violin at age 9. He studied under Edgar Meyer at the Curtis Institute of Music, graduating in 2009.[1][2]


With Punch Brothers
With Mike Marshall's Big Trio
With Haas Kowert Tice
  • You Got This (2014)
With Hawktail
  • Unless (2018)
  • Formations (2020)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 10, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Allen, Dave. "Meet the Alumni - Endless Curiosity." Overtones, Fall 2019, 26-27.