Nickel Creek in Acoustic Kids - Walnut Valley Festival - 1995

Sara Watkins: Andy May’s Acoustic Kids

Andy has a remarkable ability to make kids feel welcomed and valued as a person and musical contributors. I’m so glad Acoustic Kids has stayed involved in the community, because not only does it give all these kids good memories, but as they grow up, they’ll remember that their contribution is important. – Sara Watkins (Website)

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1995 Video of Nickel Creek in Acoustic Kids

This video is of a very young Nickel Creek in 1995 performing in Acoustic Kids at the Walnut Valley Festival. Joining Chris Thile (mandolin), Sara Watkins (fiddle) and Sean Watkins (guitar) is Chris’ dad, Scott, on bass.

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Chris Thile of Nickle Creek in Acoustic Kids Showcase

Flashback! 1993 Article – First Year for Nickel Creek in Acoustic Kids

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We recently uncovered this gem in our archives! 1993 was was the first of several years that Nickel Creek (Chris Thile, Sean Watkins, Sara Watkins, and, then, Scott Thile on Bass) was a part of the showcases. This article was written by Andy for the “Walnut Valley Occasional,” the festival newspaper.


 

 

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Acoustic Kids at the Walnut Valley Festival

Acoustic Kids – Walnut Valley Festival

Third weekend in September, Winfield, Kansas Application Instructions  ♦  Application  ♦  FAQ  ♦   Press Release The Walnut Valley Festival is the longest-running Acoustic Kids Program. Acoustic Kids has been a part of the festival every year since 1991. After a few years of perfecting the formula, we have hosted 2 2-hour showcases every year:  9-11 a.m. Friday and Saturday on…

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Acoustic Ki♪s Home

“Andy has a remarkable ability to make kids feel welcomed and valued as a person and musical contributors. I’m so glad Acoustic Kids has stayed involved in the community, because not only does it give all these kids good memories, but as the kids grow up they’ll remember that their contribution is important.” – Sara Watkins  (Multi-year participant, with Nickel…

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