Beauty begins with bluegrass -- or so it seems with San Diego based acoustic trio Nickel Creek. Mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Sean Watkins and violinist/vocalist Sara Watkins weave a magical sonic veil that is beguiling for the way it shimmers as it dazzles through its technical execution. Having won a Grammy, played every festival imaginable and enjoyed more than their share of mainstream media, Nickel Creek remains committed to musicianship and great songs -- as attested to the three Grammy nominations their latest Why Should the Fire Die? received earlier this year.
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