Time was when I went to a lot of concerts. That time was not lately.
So when my friend Pat wanted to go see Nickel Creek, whom she’d seen in concert elsewhere, I wasn’t sure. It turned out, as her ideas always do, to be another fun adventure.
Hadn’t been to the Madison in Covington for a long time either – felt a lot the same – sort of an upscale Bogart’s. Although I understand Bogart’s has upscaled a bit itself.
We found chairs upstairs, not the best, but chairs. A warm-up ‘comic’ started the evening off – just a bit of silliness. Then – Nickel Creek.
An interesting group with wonderful music – perhaps 21st century folk. And the instrument variety (mandolin, violin, guitar, upright bass – all acoustic) – plus the skill of Chris, Sarah and Sean – made for a terrific evening. A good energy group – they knew how to lay out the show, work it through, play with all of us.
This is their farewell for now tour – I’m glad they’re taking good care of themselves by taking time for quiet. But I definitely look forward to seeing them back here in our town!