What ‘A Dotted Line,’ Nickel Creek’s first studio LP in nine years, made clear in CD format is even truer live: This trio hasn’t lost a step.
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The John Paul Jones-produced album, Watkins’ first as a solo artist, doesn’t lack in any area; instead, it soars with the star power that surrounds every note. Besides the aforementioned Jones, Watkins has help from Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas, to name just a few. After a couple listens, it will be evident that, although you might still wish for Nickel Creek to reform someday, you’ll also realize you have something sparkling and special in Sara Watkins all by herself.
Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek are thriving touring veterans. Before their most recent concert at The Pageant in St. Louis, this was squarely on my mind