NICKEL CREEK
Wednesday July 18
You might remember Nickel Creek from their stand-up and take notice performance at the March edition of Required Listening, when Chris Thile's electrifying mandolin playing brought the crouwd to their feet. The band is garnering a lot of buzz right now, from notices in the New York Times to Time Magazine, and not just because these 19 to 23 year olds have been performing their acoustic blend of Bluegrass/folk/Celtic/pop for over a decade. It is interesting to spot their eclectic influences in their latest album (from Toad the Wet Sprocket to Ella Fitzgerald to Beethoven), which was nominated for two Grammys at this year's awards.