Nickel Creek
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Americana trailblazers reunite for the first time in a decade, bringing reflective lyrics and delightful melodies.

Nickel Creek is mandolinist Chris Thile, violinist Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins. Together a sum of more than their staggering parts, the trio revolutionised bluegrass and folk in the early 2000s and ushered in a new era of what we now recognise as Americana music. After a nine-year absence, the Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning trio released the highly-anticipated album, Celebrants.

The result is perhaps the most audacious yet accessible release of the trios 34-year career. The entire enterprise is shot through with the trios virtuosic picking and shiver-inducing harmonies. The lyrics"addressing love, friendship, time, and the universal travails of"travel combine the poetic and plain-spoken, hitting a sweet spot of ethereal and relatable as bridges are built, crossed, burned, and rebuilt. An album to return to again and again (Holler).

Nickel Creek

Chris Thile Mandolinist

Sara Watkins Violinist

Sean Watkins Guitarist

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