Sara Watkins Performs on NPR's "World Cafe"
Sara Watkins is today's guest on NPR's World Café. On the show, Watkins talks with host David Dye about her new album, Sun Midnight Sun, and is joined by her brother Sean to perform three songs from the album as well as two tunes from her self-titled debut solo album. Earlier this month, Watkins appeared on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show; listen to it here.
Sara Watkins is today's guest on NPR's World Café. On the show, Watkins talks with host David Dye about her new album, Sun Midnight Sun, and is joined by her brother Sean to perform three songs from the album—"You and Me," "When It Pleases You," and "The Foothills"—as well as two tunes from her self-titled debut solo album—"My Friend" and "Long Hot Summer Days"—both albums released on Nonesuch Records. Listen to the show as well as a web exclusive of an additional song off the new album, "Take Up Your Spade," at npr.org.
Earlier this month, Watkins was a guest on the Leonard Lopate Show from New York NPR member station WNYC. You can listen to her performance and interview here:
Sun Midnight Sun features guest appearances by Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Sean Watkins, and more. The album, produced by Blake Mills, 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 Los Angeles Times calls it "excellent." USA Today calls it "flawless" and "a gorgeous pop masterpiece ... pure musical pleasure." The Wrap says "it might be the finest album of the year." To pick up a copy of the album on CD, vinyl, and digitally, head to the Nonesuch Store now.
Watkins spent much of the summer touring the United States as special guest of Jackson Browne. Following several headline shows and festival sets in September, she kicks off the fall leg of her tour with Browne in West Virginia on October 15. For details on all of these shows, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.
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Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens' follow-up to her highly praised solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, is out now. It's a "rich collection," says NPR. "[H]ope comes back to life in Giddens' music." Pitchfork exclaims: "Rhiannon Giddens emerges as a peerless and powerful voice in roots music on her second solo album." The AP calls it "a rich tapestry with threads of blues, folk, gospel, soul, country and jazz ... rootsy and relevant, delivered with crystal-clear emotion and understated musical skill." Uncut names this "remarkably wise and timely new album" its Album of the Month. It earns four stars in American Songwriter, Irish Times ("a record for and of our times"), Observer, and Guardian, which calls it a "powerful and timely set."
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Lake Street Dive was the guest on PBS's Charlie Rose on Tuesday. The quartet spoke with guest host Anthony Mason about how they formed the band, the trust and chemistry within the group, philosophies of success and artistic integrity, and more. They also perform their song “Rental Love” and offer their take on Prince’s “When You Were Mine.” You can watch it here.