Chris Thile

Nickel Creek - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Nickel Creek photo by Brantley Gutierrez

The “indefinite hiatus” of this talented trio has officially ended – both to celebrate the new album, A Dotted Line, and to mark 25 years since Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins started making music together. Ahead of their Beacon Theatre show next week, they talked with me about this latest album and performed a few of the new songs live.

Newport Folk Festival: Day 3

by Sarah Wardrop
Sarah Wardrop

Sometimes it felt like we were paying as much attention to the weather radar as the music, but in the end, there was sun.

Day 3 at Newport had quite a finale: the skies cleared up, and a mutual admiration society of Dawes, Jonathan Wilson, Tom Morello and Sara Watkins held court on the Fort stage with Jackson Browne as their leader, soaking it all up. "Lawyers, Guns and Money" with a Tom Morello solo... Maybe the first time an electric guitar has been played with teeth at Newport? Probably a tie with "These Days" for my highlight of Jackson's set.

Chris Thile - Words and Music - 2006

by Claudia Marshall
Mandolin phenom Chris Thile is well versed in bluegrass, but from the band Nickel Creek to his own solo albums he's worked tirelessly to break any boundaries in the genre. 'How To Grow A Woman From The Ground' is his latest, and it was a full house when Chris brought his new band to Studio-A for an interview with Claudia Marshall.