Nickel Creek is the platinum-selling, internationally renowned roots trio of mandolinist Chris Thile, violinist Sara Watkins, and guitarist Sean Watkins. The Grammy-winning band has revolutionized folk and roots music since they broke through in 2000 with their Grammy®-nominated self-titled LP, which showcased not just their instrumental virtuosity but their burgeoning songwriting prowess. The trio followed that effort with a number of landmark releases that found the trio pushing genre boundaries even further, incorporating elements of alt-rock and indie pop into their singular brand of acoustic music.
The tour—their first as a group since 2014—adds to a landmark year for Nickel Creek, who recently released Celebrants, their first new album in nine years. Their fifth studio album, Celebrants marks a highly anticipated return for the beloved trio and explores the inherent dynamics of human connection. Across the 18 tracks, the trio addresses love, friendship, and time with lyrics both poetic and plain-spoken, as they see bridges built, crossed, burned and rebuilt.
Monica Martin is a Chicago-born singer-songwriter who grew up in rural Wisconsin. She’s presently at work putting melodies with lowkey pop songs with blue note whispers, some golden-era Hollywood dramatics, and psychedelic flickers courtesy of a theremin. Her recent release “Go Easy Kid,” is the first song from a new collection.
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