Sara Watkins’ Newport Folk Festival Set Featured on NPR Music As Tour with Jackson Browne Continues
Sara Watkins performed a full set at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, over the weekend for the 2012 Newport Folk Festival. There along with the sold-out crowd were the folks at NPR Music, recording the set, which is now archived at npr.org. Watkins performed songs from her self-titled solo debut album and her latest album, Sun Midnight Sun, which NPR’s Stephen Thompson calls “a smart, surprising collection of sweetly hooky songs that rest within pop, country and folk on the Venn diagram of musical genres.” Read more and listen to the set now at npr.org.
Sara Watkins is currently crossing North America on her months-long tour as special guest of Jackson Browne. They continue to perform in the Northeast this week, with a concert at Mountain Park in Holyoke, Massachusetts, tonight and two nights at the Beacon Theatre in New York City this weekend. While in New York, Watkins will perform an intimate set at The Living Room Thursday night for future broadcast on the SiriusXM series From the Living Room to the Loft. For additional details on these and other upcoming shows on the tour, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.
Sun Midnight Sun, which features guest appearances by Jackson Browne, Fiona Apple, Sean Watkins, and more, was produced by Blake Mills and includes songs written by Watkins, several collaborations with Mills, songs by Dan Wilson and Willie Nelson, and a duet with Fiona Apple on The Everly Brothers' “You’re the One I Love.” The album is now available digitally, on CD, and on vinyl in the Nonesuch Store.