So last night was the most amazing night I have had in a while. Nick and I went out together to the 9:30 Club in DC to hear one of my most favorite bands of all time, Nickel Creek. The concert was completely amazing and opened with Bruce Molsky who was a bit more traditional in his blue-grass style but none the less musically amazing. He played a song he wrote called "brothers and Sisters" or something like that... no words... just Bruce and a guitar which was one of the most pleasant things I have ever heard. All his songs were pretty great and he displayed beautiful mastery of the guitar, fiddle and banjo.
After Bruce played several songs, ending with "Cotton Eyed Joe", it was Nickel Creek's turn to dominate the arena... and they floored me. I knew they would be great, but they were truly exceptional. I felt as though I had somehow found a way to get into a room with three of the most musically talented individuals in the world. Their stage presence and chemistry awed me. Thats really all I can say. I was nearly in tears hearing songs that have become such a huge part of me... LIVE. Wow.
In case you missed the concert and won't have a chance to hear them as they are in the final stretch of their "Farewell for Now" tour, the Live concert was recorded by NPR and you can listen to it here. You will be glad you did. Oh, and listen for Nick and I screaming really loudly.