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Nickel Creek - Great Mandolin Licks

  • Aug 18, 2011

I have one of Nickel Creeks CD,s and there are a few really good songs on it. Being a big fan of the mandolin the song "When You Come Back Down" is one of my favorites by them. I also  enjoy the" Light House" song, (Not sure of the real title for that one) but it has a great mandolin hook rif in it.

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Things that I enjoy doing relate to me being a; Composer and musician. I play the piano, guitar, and mandolin. I mostly enjoy acoustic music, solo piano, un-plugged classic rock, artist like James Taylor … more
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San Diego is not exactly known as a hotbed of contemporary bluegrass music, but then again, Nickel Creek are a far cry from most bluegrass bands you've ever heard. On their Alison Krauss-produced debut, they serve up a lilting, ethereal fusion of bluegrass, Celtic, modern folk, and even classical influences, offering exquisite harmonies that would be more at home at aCrosby, Stills & Nashtribute than at a musical salute to the lateBill Monroe. Yet it makes for delightful listening, all the same. The three principals (Sara Watkins on fiddle and vocals; her brother Sean Watkins on guitar, mandolin, and vocals; and Chris Thile on mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, and vocals) are either barely out of their teens or still in them. Individually and as a band, they've already won a slew of awards and notoriety on their respective instruments. The three prodigies (joined by Thile's dad, Scott, on bass) really strut their eclectic hot licks on a few soaring, skittering instrumentals, but even more impressive are Nickel Creek's graceful, heartfelt harmonies on the many lovely ballads. Hot licks, when you get right down to it, are a dime a dozen; this sort of pluperfect tunefulness is a much rarer thing.--Bob Allen
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Label: Sugarhill
Artist: Nickel Creek
Genre: Indie Music, Country
Release Date: March 21, 2000
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