Nickel Creek

Nickel Creek is a Grammy Award -winning American acoustic music trio with roots in bluegrass, which is now sometimes described as “progressive bluegrass” or “progressive acoustic.” The band is composed of three permanent members: Chris Thile (mandolin), Sara Watkins (violing/fiddle), and her brother Sean Watkins (guitar). The band’s fourth guest member has been less permanent, although he is always a dynamic part of their performance. This position is currently filled by Mark Schatz (string bass). Over the band’s three official albums, Nickel Creek’s musical style seems to have shifted from contemporary bluegrass to the incorporation of indie rock elements, covering songs by Radiohead, Pavement and Bob Dylan. However, the core influence of bluegrass remains evident in all three albums.– Wikipedia

Out of The Woods.mp3

When In Rome.mp3

When In Rome

more video below.

The Lighthouse’s Tale

When You Come Back Down

Toxic (Britney Spears Cover)


12 Responses to Nickel Creek

  1. susieq3c says:

    LOVE nickelcreek. Love Love Love…

  2. Bama Angelfish says:

    Guess I never realized that the members of a band could be so fluid. Like this group has a varying fourth member. Makes the way Jeff sometimes played sax with LMBO and sometimes not make more sense.

  3. Crazymomelon says:

    Did they do “Green and Gray”? My son put that on a mix he made for me and I love the song. Never thought of it as bluegrass, but I love this, too!

  4. Kat says:

    I’ve been into them for a while….so it’s good to seem them getting some publicity! Thanks!

  5. Margaux says:

    Nice music. I’ve always enjoyed this band when I’ve heard their stuff.
    I also recognize that lighthouse.. Amyrebo, you should too!

  6. Gail says:

    I liked Nickel Creek with Dolly Parton. Also like watching Chris play that mandolyn; he really “grooves” to the music.

  7. A. says:

    Yes. ‘Tis the same Chris Thile, mac_fae.

  8. mac_fae says:

    I was on the Woodsongs Radio show website
    and noticed last week they had “Chris Thile & The How To Grow A Band”
    Is it the same guy just playing in 2 different groups ?

  9. mac_fae says:

    Started off with “Out of the Woods” – it is absolutely beautiful – just a wonderful blend of voices and instruments. She’s has the closest voice to Alison Krauss that I’ve heard. I can’t take it off replay to move on to the next ones. I can tell already, I’m going to get behind – glad it’s not a contest !

  10. I’ve always LOVED this group, but don’t hear as much about them as I did for awhile on CMT. GREAT talents!! THANKS! 🙂

  11. A. says:

    I agree, Chris is an awesome mandolinist. I would love to sit-in with him sometime.

    Thanks for the link to Stumptown. I missed them @ SXSW.

  12. daveeedo says:

    Thanks, Ash. I love this shit.

    A couple of minutes of Nickel Creek live:

    Chris Thile is a great mandolinist – bluegrass stomp:

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