Monday, August 28, 2006

Creek's End

I am sooo bummed. Nickel Creek is going to go for just one more year and officially break up. My favorite band!! Here's the message they sent out through various channels:
Dearest Listener,

After seven years of extensive touring in support of three records (seventeen years as a band), we've decided to take a break of indefinite length at the end of 2007 to preserve the environment we've sought so hard to create and to pursue other interests. It has been a pleasure to write, record, and perform for you through the years and we'd like to heartily thank you for your invaluable contribution to our musical lives.


Nickel Creek
(Sean, Sara, and Chris)

Many long-term bands stay together practically forever as a way to make a living, and maybe they enjoy it, maybe they grow musically and maybe not... but I'm not surprised this band is going to take the more career-risky path just to see what's down the road for them as individuals. I have no doubt that the results will be positive, growth requires change. This is how the band looked when they made their first record (Chris was on guitar back then), and Chris and Sara were just 9 years old, and they had already been a band long enough to be good enough to cut a record. Now they are 25 (Sean is 3 years older). Chris has been through a divorce. Lots of (creek) water under the bridge [groan... sorry!]

My other Creek fangirl blog posts:
[Cactus candy] [Nickel Creek, Texas. Population, 2] [The Mighty, Mighty Creek!!] [Mandosaurus roams the earth!]

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