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Nickel Creek: A Dotted Line

Holly Gleason, Paste, 1 April 2014

FROM SEAN WATKINS' FIRST commanding acoustic guitar strokes on 'The Rest of My Life', it's obvious Nickel Creek has grown up. Sister Sara Watkins' fiddle slides between the notes of the melody, coaxing drama from what may be the first emerging-triumphant-from-the-wreckage-of-the-morning-after's-hangover song. Swooping through a series of images, gently plucked notes fall against a swell of robust three-part harmony on the chorus, embracing life as it comes.

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