Vinyl LP Plus Bonus CD! Pressed at Pallas!
2015 Grammy Award Nominee for:
• Best Americana Album
• Best American Roots Performance - "Destination"
The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek — Chris Thile
(mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals)
— officially reunited for the first time since its 2007 self-described
"indefinite hiatus" with the 2014 album, A Dotted Line.
As Nickel Creek's 25th anniversary approached, the band members decided they
ought to mark it in some way, so they got together to write music in Chris
Thile's apartment. They ended up with six new co-written songs, which they
eventually took to a Los Angeles studio, along with one tune by Thile, one by
Sean Watkins, and two covers: Sam Phillips' "Where Is Love Now" and Mother
Mother's "Hayloft." There they worked with producer Eric Valentine (Queens of
the Stone Age, Smash Mouth), who had produced Nickel Creek's previous album, Why
Should the Fire Die?.
"We were excited every day to be there," Sara Watkins says. "Having
grown up singing together, there is something natural about our voices and it's
really fun to harmonize. Our voices have come to match each other's really well.
Sean and I are siblings, and Chris is about as close to a sibling as you could
get." Sean Watkins continues: "It feels more natural and easy than it
ever did, by far. Getting to spend time alone with our own musical personalities
has helped us mature." "There's a joyful aspect to Nickel Creek no matter what
we're doing. Things just steer themselves into that sort of place," concurs
Thile. "We will go poke around in the dark corners but always with a heavy
dose of optimism."
• Winner of Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album (This Side, 2003)
• Vinyl LP with Bonus CD
• Pressed at Pallas
Chris Thile, mandolin, bouzouki, vocals
Sara Watkins, fiddle, vocals
Sean Watkins, guitar, vocals
1. Rest of My Life
4. Christmas Eve
1. 21st of May
2. Love of Mine
3. Elephant In the Corn
4. You Don't Know What's Going On
5. Where Is Love Now