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Nickel Creek reunites and takes the stage in Missoula

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Nickel Creek reunites and takes the stage in Missoula

Grammy award winners Nickel Creek will make a stop at the Wilma Theater in Missoula August 7 as a part of their reunion tour. Breaking out after their self titled third album produced by Alysson Krauss, the band won a 2003 Grammy for “Best Contemporary Folk Album” for their follow-up “This Side”. With two #1 Bluegrass albums, the group brings a hometown, backwoods sound to their performances. The band also collaborated with Dolly Parton, The Chieftains, and Bela Fleck.

The band had taken a nine year hiatus starting in 2004 as the band took on several projects as individuals.

Lead singer Sean Watkins released several solo albums during the band's hiatus, and formed Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) with his sister and fellow Nickle Creek member Sara and six other musicians. The siblings also had a standing gig in Los Angeles under the "Watkins Family Hour" with guest performers including Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Booker T, Grant Lee Phillips, John C. Reily, and many more.

Sean recently released his fourth solo album, “All I Do Is Lie” and his first single off the album "Wave As We Run". (Video is above).

Following in her big brother's footsteps, Sara put out two solo albums of her own during the break.

Chris Thile had also released solo albums during the brake, also forming his own band The Punch Brothers that released four albums on their own.

The band recently came back together and has recently release their sixth studio “A Dotted Line”.

Tickets are on sale now at the Wilma Theater or online at for $45.


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