Nickel Creek VideosNickel Creek is an American progressive acoustic music trio consisting of Chris Thile (mandolin), Sara Watkins (fiddle) and Sean Watkins (guitar). The band was founded in 1989 and released six albums between 1993 and 2006, winning a 2003 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Nickel Creek disbanded in 2007. Nickel Creek reunited in 2014 with the announcement of a forthcoming album, A Dotted Line, to be released on April 1st, 2014.
The two families, the Watkinses and the Thiles, met after Sean Watkins and Chris Thile had mandolin lessons with the same music instructor, John Moore. Sara Watkins studied with Moore's bandmate, Dennis Caplinger. The band name came from a song by Byron Berline, who was Sara Watkins' fiddle instructor.
Nickel Creek's first performance was at That Pizza Place in Carlsbad, California in 1989 with Scott Thile, Chris's father, playing string bass. Sean Watkins was only twelve years old at the time. At the start Chris Thile played guitar and Sean Watkins played mandolin but later they decided to switch instruments. The band played many bluegrass festivals throughout the 1990s, and the band members were home-schooled to accommodate their tour schedule. Nickel Creek's first two albums were Little Cowpoke (1993) and Here to There (1997).
The group received two Grammy nominations: Best Bluegrass Album and Best Country Instrumental for the song "Ode to a Butterfly". The trio was nominated at the CMA Awards for Best Vocal Group and the Horizon Award and were named one of the "Five Music Innovators of the Millennium" by TIME Magazine in May 2000. Nickel Creek's "The Lighthouse's Tale" video was nominated for a CMT "Flameworthy Video Award" for Group/Duo Video of the Year.
In 2002 the band released their fourth album, This Side, produced by Alison Krauss. It was a departure from their previous releases which were purely bluegrass. Although the core influence of bluegrass remained, other genres such as indie rock and folk rock were present in their music included cover songs Spit on a Stranger by Pavement, and Should've Known Better by Carrie Newcomer.
In 2005 the band released their fifth album, Why Should the Fire Die? with more rock and pop influences. The album debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Billboard bluegrass chart.
In late summer 2006, via Billboard and their official website, Nickel Creek announced that at the end of the year they would no longer be recording as a group and their tour, scheduled through 2007, would be their last for an indefinite period of time so band members could expand their musical horizons.
The band had plans to record its final performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in November 2007 but the idea was later "scrapped".
The band announced on Monday, February 3, 2014 that they will release a new album in the spring of 2014. The announcement also listed a handful of live shows and festival dates, including that the first concert will take place at the Ryman Auditorium, the last venue the band played when it played its last show. The release of a song from the new album entitled "Destination," was included with the announcement.
bluegrass, folk, acoustic, country, seen live.
When You Come Back Down, Smoothie Song, The Lighthouse's Tale, When In Rome, This Side, Reasons Why, Somebody More Like You, Out Of The Woods, Jealous Of The Moon, Helena, Ode To A Butterfly, The Fox, Doubting Thomas, Spit On A Stranger, Tomorrow Is A Long Time, Speak, Can't Complain, Green And Gray, Sweet Afton, I Should've Known Better.
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Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, Crooked Still, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, The Wailin' Jennys, Sean Watkins, The Infamous Stringdusters, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Greencards, Trampled by Turtles, Alison Krauss, Yonder Mountain String Band, The SteelDrivers, Sierra Hull, Béla Fleck, The Avett Brothers, The Duhks, Abigail Washburn, Jerry Douglas, Watkins Family Hour, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, Carolina Chocolate Drops.
- Chris Thile
- Punch Brothers
- Crooked Still
- Alison Krauss & Union Station
- Sara Watkins
- Sarah Jarosz
- The Wailin' Jennys
- Sean Watkins
- The Infamous Stringdusters
- Old Crow Medicine Show
- The Greencards
- Trampled by Turtles
- Alison Krauss
- Yonder Mountain String Band
- The SteelDrivers
- Sierra Hull
- Béla Fleck
- The Avett Brothers
- The Duhks
- Abigail Washburn
- Jerry Douglas
- Watkins Family Hour
- Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
- Carolina Chocolate Drops
Nickel Creek, This Side, Why Should The Fire Die?, Reason's Why (The Very Best), A Dotted Line, Destination / Love of Mine, 21st of May, Bluegrass All Stars - Sixteen Grand Slams From Sugar Hill Records, Nickel Creek (self titled), Reasons Why (The Very Best), Reasons Why: The Very Best, Here to There, Why Should the Fire Die, (null), House of Blues Cleveland, Sugar Hill Records: A Retrospective, Little Cowpoke, Reason's Why: The Very Best, Reasons Why (The Very Best)-(Bonus_DVD), Stealing Second, Live Session (iTunes Exclusive) - EP, Stealing Sound, Farewell (for now) Tour, Studio 7: Live From The Archives, Vol. 3.