Creek rises again: Billboard has confirmed that Nickel Creek is making its first record since 2005's "Why Should the Fire Die?" The pop-bluegrass trio of mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins reunited in Los Angeles for an event celebrating CBS Films' "Inside Llewyn Davis." Sara Watkins and Thile record for Nonesuch, which is expected to release the album in the spring. But a label spokeswoman says it's too early to discuss any details.

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