Sara Watkins makes solo debut

27 year old singer/songwriter/fiddler Sara Watkins, of Nickel Creek fame, releases her debut album today. Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles, with production by Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, the album features some covers, originals, and a couple of expected instrumentals to fill it all out. Really nice time here spent with 14 tracks to take you to the mountains of Tennessee and the sounds of down home warm and honest country. The album opens with the light strum of “All This Time,” fed by Sara’s sweet sounding voice setting the stage nicely. Along the way, there is plenty to take in, including: a very nice take on Tom Waits’ “Pony,” which might be my favorite episode here; the saloon rambling swing of “Any Old Time,” originally penned by country music über legend Jimmy Rodgers; and the soul mining original “Bygones,” propped up by fiddle and permeating harmonies. As if that weren’t enough, there is even talk of the man himself on “Give Me Jesus,” music for the spirit in this soul vacuuming era we live. Fine work indeed serving you best perhaps on a Sunday morning, or Saturday evening when quiet contemplation makes its call.

All This Time

Apr 9 Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium – Spartanburg, South Carolina
Apr 10 Fox Theatre – Fox Theatre w/Old Crow Medicine Show Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 11 Florida Theater w/ Old Crow Medicine Show Jacksonville, Florida
Apr 15 Dakota Restaurant & Jazz Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 16 Dakota Restaurant & Jazz Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 17 The Union – North Central Naperville, Illinois
Apr 18 Vanderbilt University – Rites of Spring Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 22 The Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Apr 24 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 25 9:30 Club w/ Justin James Washington, Washington DC
Apr 28 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, Massachusetts
Apr 29 Cafe 939 Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 30 Port City Music Hall Portland, Maine
May 2 Bearsville Theater Woodstock, New York
May 6 Shank Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 7 Majestic Theatre Madison, Wisconsin
May 8 Abbey Pub Chicago, Illinois
May 9 Southgate House Newport, Kentucky
May 12 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, California
May 14 Largo at The Coronet Los Angeles, California
May 16 Portland, Oregon

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