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Birth Place: Vista, California, USA
Years Active: 1989–2007
Genres: Progressive Bluegrass, Acoustic

Nickel Creek was an American progressive acoustic music trio founded in 1989 consisting of Chris Thile (mandolin), Sara Watkins (fiddle) and her brother Sean Watkins (guitar). The band’s name comes from a song by Byron Berline, who was Sara Watkins' fiddle instructor. At the start of Nickel Creek's history, Chris Thile played guitar and Sean Watkins played mandolin but later they decided to switch instruments. The band played many bluegrass festivals throughout the 1990s, and the band members were home-schooled to accommodate their tour schedule. Nickel Creek's debut album “Little Cowpoke” was issued in 1993 and its follow-up “Here to There” was released in 1997. Nickel Creek met ... Continue Bio >>


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