Neo-bluegrass trio Nickel Creek are reuniting after a seven-year hiatus with a new album and a short tour. The as-of-yet-untitled album does not have a release date, but the group have released one of the album’s songs, titled “Destinations.”
Nickel Creek formed in 1989, when the group’s members were still children. Their Allison Krauss-produced self-titled album won them a massive audience who appreciated their progressive take on bluegrass that veered away from more traditional renditions of the genre and towards more uncharted musical territory. The group released two more albums, 2002’s This Side and 2005’s Why Should The Fire Die while touring with the likes of Bela Fleck, Lyle Lovett, and Dave Matthews.
After the group’s 2007 hiatus, mandolinist Chris Thile gained even more notoriety as the founder and songwriter for the bluegrass quintet the Punch Brothers. Fiddler Sara Watkins released a solo album, Sun Midnight Sun, while also joining indie rock band The Decemberists for their album The King Is Dead. Guitarist Sean Watkins released two studio album with Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman under the name Fiction Family.
Listen to Nickel Creek’s “Destinations” below:
Nickel Creek tour dates:
April 18-19 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
April 29 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
May 1 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
May 3 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
May 9 – Riviera Theater – Chicago, IL
May 19 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
June 19-22 – Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, CO