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    Nickel Creek

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    Genre:Country, Ethnic/Folk
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Brand New Sidewalk lyrics
    2The Fox lyrics
    3All This Time lyrics
    4Somebody More Like You lyrics
    5Let It Fall (Live) lyrics
    6Scotch and Chocolate lyrics
    Back In The Saddle Again lyrics
    821st Of May lyrics
    9Blowin' In The Wind lyrics
    Dolly Parton and Nickel Creek
    10Hayloft lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1This Side [2002]
    2Why Should the Fire Die? [2005]
    3A Dotted Line [2014]
    4Nickel Creek [2000]


    Distinguished by their youth and eclectic taste, Nickel Creek became a
    word-of-mouth sensation on the progressive bluegrass scene and soon
    found their appeal spreading beyond the genre's core audience. Guitarist
    Sean Watkins, fiddler Sara Watkins (his younger sister), and
    mandolin/banjo/bouzouki player Chris Thile first started performing
    together in 1989, when all three were preteens and taking music lessons in
    their native San Diego. They met while watching the local band Bluegrass
    Etc., which put on weekly performances in a pizza parlor. A bluegrass
    promoter liked the idea of such a young band, and thus Nickel Creek was
    formed, with Thile's father Scott joining them on bass. Nickel Creek were
    regulars on the festival circuit through most of the '90s, and during that
    time, Thile recorded two solo albums, 1994's Leading Off... and 1997's
    Stealing Second. In 1998, with help from Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek l
    anded a record deal with the roots music label Sugar Hill. Krauss produced
    their self-titled debut album, which was released in 2000; with the kids
    apparently all right, Scott subsequently retired from the band. Though it
    was decidedly a bluegrass record, Nickel Creek boasted elements of
    classical, jazz, and rock & roll both classic and alternative; naturally, the
    influence of progressive bluegrass figures like Krauss, Edgar Meyer, and
    Béla Fleck was also apparent. Perhaps aided by the success of O Brother,
    Where Art Thou?, which brought traditional roots music to a whole new
    collegiate audience, Nickel Creek became a slow-building hit; by early
    2002, it had gone gold, climbed into the country Top 20, and earned a
    Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album. Meanwhile, Sean released
    his solo debut, Let It Fall, in 2001, and Thile followed suit with Not All Who
    Wander Are Lost. Nickel Creek released their sophomore set, This Side, in
    2002; it debuted in the Top 20 of the pop charts and went all the way to
    number two on the country listings. Even more eclectic than its
    predecessor, the Krauss-produced album turned indie rock fans' heads
    with a cover of Pavement's "Spit on a Stranger." This Side won a Grammy
    for Best Contemporary Folk Album in early 2003, after which Sean issued
    his second solo album, 26 Miles.

    by Steve Huey
    from: www.allmusic.com

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