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 trio’s 34-year career. The entire enterprise is shot through with the trio’s 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 show off incredible talents throughout these deeply textured songs that ooze passion
Chris Thile Mandolinist
Sara Watkins Violinist
Sean Watkins Guitarist
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