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Sara Watkins Celebrates Solo Debut Release with WNYC "Soundcheck" Performance

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2009
    Sara Watkins Celebrates Solo Debut Release with WNYC "Soundcheck" Performance

    Sara Watkins's self-titled solo debut is out today on Nonesuch. To mark the occasion, Sara is in New York City, where she'll stop by the WNYC, 93.9 FM, studios for an appearance on Soundcheck this afternoon at 2 PM ET. She'll perform live in studio and talk with the show's host, John Schaefer, about working with producer John Paul Jones and what Houston Ramblings calls "a ridiculous roster of talent" in the guest artists on the new album. Among those musicians who contributed to the recording are her brother and Nickel Creek band mate, Sean Watkins, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench; both will join Sara for the Soundcheck performance today. To listen live online, visit wnyc.org.

    Philadelphia Daily News reviewer Jonathan Takiff says Sara's new album is "sure to tickle alt-country hearts." He goes on to suggest, "Fans of Alison Krauss will embrace the bittersweet balladry and old-timey romps."

    Sara is featured in an interview with Christianity Today, which suggests that "it is Watkins' personal interpretations—featured on her self-titled solo debut releasing this week—that earn her comparisons to folk matriarchs Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton." Read the interview at christianitytoday.com.

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    Sara begins a monthlong tour across the US on Thursday at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg, South Carolina. For that tour opener and the following two shows in Atlanta and Jacksonville, she joins Old Crow Medicine Show. For more tour dates, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    And come Monday of next week, April 13, Sara will return to New York to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC.

on April 7, 2009 - 11:12am
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Sara Watkins's self-titled solo debut is out today on Nonesuch. To mark the occasion, Sara is in New York City, where she'll perform on Soundcheck this afternoon at 2 PM ET, with her brother and Nickel Creek band mate, Sean Watkins, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, both of whom are among the stellar list of guest artists on the new album. Sara begins an extensive US tour later this week and returns to New York on Monday to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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Sara Watkins's self-titled solo debut is out today on Nonesuch. To mark the occasion, Sara is in New York City, where she'll stop by the WNYC, 93.9 FM, studios for an appearance on Soundcheck this afternoon at 2 PM ET. She'll perform live in studio and talk with the show's host, John Schaefer, about working with producer John Paul Jones and what Houston Ramblings calls "a ridiculous roster of talent" in the guest artists on the new album. Among those musicians who contributed to the recording are her brother and Nickel Creek band mate, Sean Watkins, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench; both will join Sara for the Soundcheck performance today. To listen live online, visit wnyc.org.

Philadelphia Daily News reviewer Jonathan Takiff says Sara's new album is "sure to tickle alt-country hearts." He goes on to suggest, "Fans of Alison Krauss will embrace the bittersweet balladry and old-timey romps."

Sara is featured in an interview with Christianity Today, which suggests that "it is Watkins' personal interpretations—featured on her self-titled solo debut releasing this week—that earn her comparisons to folk matriarchs Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton." Read the interview at christianitytoday.com.

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Sara begins a monthlong tour across the US on Thursday at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg, South Carolina. For that tour opener and the following two shows in Atlanta and Jacksonville, she joins Old Crow Medicine Show. For more tour dates, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

And come Monday of next week, April 13, Sara will return to New York to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC.

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It's about time Sara went solo. I've been waiting for that. Every time I listen to Nickle Creek, I wait for a song where she's the dominant voice or strong harmony. Yes! Thank you, Sara!

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