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Nickel Creek

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from left: Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins

Nickel Creek Biography

The San Diego, California USA-based Nickel Creek were formed in 1989 by a young guitarist + vocalist, Sean Watkins, he was 12 at the time, with his younger sister fiddler + vocalist Sara and mandolin + banjo player & vocalist Chris Thile.

Experimenting with their own brand of music that draws from the uniquely American Folk-Rock, Bluegrass, Celtic and Jazz, in 1998 the trio scored a deal with Sugar Hill Records who released their self-titled debut album in the spring of 2000; the record smashed into the top 3 on both Billboard's Top Heatseekers and Independent Albums charts, additionally it reached #125 on The Billboard 200.

Two years later, "This Side" was even more successful, reaching the top spot on the Independent Albums chart, #2 on The Top Country list and the #18 position on The Billboard 200. The record, which included Pavement's "Spit On A Stranger", was awarded a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

In August 2005 Nickel Creek released their third and final album, "Why Should The Fire Die?"; the disc, which peaked at #18 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, featured the triple-A radio single "When In Rome".

Latest News:

Nickel Creek officially reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described “indefinite hiatus” with the album "A Dotted Line". The disc, which includes the single "Destination", is expected to be released on April 1, 2014, via Nonesuch Records.


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    Nickel Creek in 2005