it’s been almost 2 weeks since my love and i got to share a super, great, amazing evening. i’ve been dying to write about it and share it with you all – but, to be honest, i’ve just been riding high ever since and haven’t been able to write about it… until now!
about two weeks ago, one of my very favorite (ever!) groups came to asheville. and i freaked out! i had to go!
nickel creek is a bluegrass group – but not your typical bluegrass band. they are edgy, dark, hopeful, pensive, crazy, energetic, and inspiring all wrapped up into one group. but, more importantly, the three members of the group are in-freaking-credible musicians. like, blow your mind incredible.
i have listened to their music and have had all of their albums over the years – and i even had a chance to see them in the historic, famous, amazing ryman auditorium in nashville back in 2007. that was a very bittersweet moment. it was their next to the last concert that they would perform together – they were breaking up.
still, their music has sustained and inspired me in very poignant and deep ways as i have made transitions in my life since 2007. but, they were all solo artists, so all i could do was listen to them and soak up the past.
then… the announcement came earlier this year that they were coming back together for a tour and a new album. i cannot even begin to express the excitement i felt!! and, of course, i had to buy tickets. lina (who had also become a fan of them after we met – their music has spanned our relationship) and i were going to go see them!
so, i bought tickets to the same auditorium, ryman, in nashville and we were all set! but, soon, we saw that they were coming to asheville!!!! so, i sold my tickets to the ryman and bought tickets to the thomas wolfe auditorium right here in my very own backyard!
and on thursday, april 17, my love and i went to see nickel creek – live! their tour had started just the day before, so asheville was the second stop. and it was freaking amazing!! a magical, inspiring, hand to my heart, tears in my eyes, overwhelming night!
during the concert, they played an awesome mix of old favorites sprinkled with some of their new ones. here’s one of my favorite songs from their new album, a dotted line. actually, i believe that this whole album is amazing – it has quickly become my favorite one that they have recorded. loooove this song!