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Why Should the Fire Die? If O Brother, Where Art Thou? cracked open the door to bluegrass' past for a new generation, Nickel Creek are bent on giving it a future with ...Why Should the Fire Die?Country If O Brother, Where Art Thou? cracked open the door to bluegrass' past for a new generation, Nickel Creek are bent on giving it a future with ...2005-08-15
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Why Should the Fire Die?

Genre: Country; Producer (group): Sugar Hill

If O Brother, Where Art Thou? cracked open the door to bluegrass’ past for a new generation, Nickel Creek are bent on giving it a future with Why Should the Fire Die?. Boasting instrumental chops and three-part harmonies worthy of a mountain-soul string band, this coed trio is steeped in tradition. But their third album also flirts with pop immediacy. ”Helena” fine-tunes their strengths, as acoustic delicacy gives way to a sublime fiddle solo, then builds to a furious punctuation point.

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