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Nickel Creek's Newport Folk Festival Set Streaming at NPR Music

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Nickel Creek performed at the famed Newport Folk Festival over the weekend, and NPR Music was there to capture the set, which is now streaming in full. The band's new album, A Dotted Line, "naturally reflects its members' creatively ambitious recent pursuits," says NPR's Stephen Thompson. "As with everything the band does, it blends playful lightness with remarkable musical chops." The band heads to the West Coast for the next leg of its tour starting this weekend.

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Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—is in the midst of its summer tour of the United States, and stopped by Newport's Fort Adams State Park for a set at the famed Newport Folk Festival over the weekend. NPR Music was there to capture the performance, which is now streaming in full.

The band's new album, A Dotted Line, which was released this past spring on Nonesuch Records, "naturally reflects its members' creatively ambitious recent pursuits," says NPR's Stephen Thompson. "As with everything the band does, it blends playful lightness with remarkable musical chops."

Read more and hear Nickel Creek's complete Newport Folk Festival set at npr.org.

Nickel Creek heads to the West Coast for the next leg of its tour, starting at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, Washington, on Friday, followed by a set at Pickathon in Happy Valley, Oregon, and two shows in Northern California: at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis and Mountain Winery in Saratoga.

The Secret Sisters, Sarah Jarosz, and Josh Ritter will be joining the band throughout the tour. See below for the complete list of dates. For details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pick up a copy of A Dotted Line, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where vinyl and CD orders include a free MP3 download of the complete album at checkout; MP3 and FLAC lossless files are also available to purchase there.

NICKEL CREEK ON TOUR

Aug 1 Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Woodinville, WA
Aug 2 Pickathon Happy Valley, OR
Aug 3 Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Davis, CA
Aug 4 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
Aug 6 Idaho Botanical Garden Boise, ID
Aug 7 Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT
Aug 8 Targhee Bluegrass Festival Alta, WY
Aug 9 Festival at Sandpoint Sandpoint, ID
Aug 13 Filene Center, Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
Aug 14 Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary, NC
Aug 15 nTelos Wireless Pavilion Portsmouth, VA
Aug 16 Hot August Music Festival Cockeysville, MD
Aug 18 The Pageant* St. Louis, MO
Aug 19 Uptown Theatre* Kansas City, MO
Aug 20 Cain's Ballroom* Tulsa, OK
Aug 22 The Majestic Theatre* Dallas, TX
Aug 23 ACL Live @ Moody Theatre - SOLD OUT* Austin, TX
Aug 24 ACL Live @ Moody Theatre* Austin, TX
Aug 28 Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ
Aug 29 KiMO Arts Center Albuquerque, NM
Aug 30 Pikes Peak Center Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 31 JAS Aspen Snowmass Aspen, CO
     

† w/ The Secret Sisters
‡ w/ Josh Ritter
* w/ Sarah Jarosz

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