Saturday, September 23, 2006

Nickel Creek Concert in Greenville SC

This past Thursday Donna and I travelled to Greenville, SC for a Nickel Creek concert. We arrived earlier in the day to enjoy a bit of Greenville; we first visited the incredibly fun Mast General Store, where we had a blast browsing, and we found a couple of items of clothing and a couple of household items to purchase.

We then wandered around Main Street a bit, got a cup of coffee, and headed to the Reedy River Falls Park, which is an incredible place to wander around and enjoy a good book near the falls. We had dinner at a restaurant overlooking the falls and then headed over to the Peace Center for the show.

This was Donna's tenth and my eighth time to see Nickel Creek in concert; I guess we're Nickel Creek groupies! :-) As always, they put on an outstanding show. Their opening act was a bluegrass group called The Mammals, and they were very good, much better than I'm accustomed to for opening acts. The Creek played for about an hour and a half, and then played a lenghthy encore, featuring each member solo, which was a rare treat. Chris played the seventh and eighth movements from a Bach piece on his mandolin; earlier in the evening I was actually thinking I'd love to hear him play something from the classical repertoire, as when we saw him and Mike Marshall in concert they played some movements from Bach's Brandenburg Concerti on mandolins, and it was incredible! Sara sang a Mike Nesmith piece, and Sean played a Bob Dylan piece, and then they played a few pieces together as a group. Fantastic concert and great trip!

Shots from Reedy River Falls Park:


At Sunday, September 24, 2006 8:11:00 PM, Blogger Monisha said...

Hi Payne -
That sounds like an awesome trip and that's a very sweet photo of you and Donna, finally a glimpse of her :)!


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