Highlights from the concert:
- Chris Thile (the mandolin player) played an unbelievable solo rendition of a 7-minute-long Bach piece.
- Sara's voice and fiddle get better and stronger every time I see them in concert (this was my third time).
- Sean was great as usual on guitar. He and Chris did some wonderful guitar-mandolin runs together all night long. They miked Sean's guitar better than the last 2 times I've seen them in concert.
- We heard a good assortment of songs from all 3 Nickel Creek records. The one song I was hoping they would play but didn't was "Doubting Thomas" from the Why Should the Fire Die CD. I love that song.
- They did more bluegrass than I was expecting, which was great. Especially in the encore set, when they performed a great cover of an old Jimmie Rodgers number.
If you don't know Nickel Creek music, you should. I suggest starting with their first CD, the self-titled one. Then get This Side (their 2nd CD), and finally Why Should the Fire Die (their most recent).
I can't wait for their next record!