Monday, February 3, 2014Nickel Creek Embarks on First US Tour Since 2007 in Celebration of Band’s 25th Anniversary; Hear Song from Upcoming Album Now
The Grammy Award–winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek—Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals)—officially reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described “indefinite hiatus” with a US tour this spring and summer, with shows in Nashville, New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago, and Oakland, as well as at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. A limited ticket pre-sale will begin Tuesday, February 4, at 10 AM local time at nickelcreek.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 7. Further information about a forthcoming Nickel Creek album and more on the tour will be announced shortly. You can hear a sneak peak of the album track “Destination” here.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Sara Watkins, who is set to hit the road again as special guest of Jackson Browne next week, recently stopped by Yahoo! Music's Ram Country for a performance of the song "You and Me" off her latest album, Sun Midnight Sun, and to talk about the album and more. Watch the performance and interview here. Watkins's summer tour includes several dates with Browne; festivals sets at Telluride, Winnipeg, and Vancouver; and the Radio Romance Tour with Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sara Watkins has unveiled the video for "You and Me," a song off her album Sun Midnight Sun. The video was directed by Russ Kendall of Kaleidoscope Pictures from the BYUtv series The Song That Changed My Life and premiered on CMT yesterday. "Sara Watkins lingers in a citrus orchard savoring a sweet memory for part of her latest video, 'You and Me," says CMT Edge. "The song ... features a gentle pop melody paired with Watkins’ breathy, restless vocals." Watch it here.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sara Watkins will join Garrison Keillor and the cast of A Prairie Home Companion on tour this summer for the Radio Romance Tour. In July and August, Watkins will join for the Northeast leg of their tour plus three shows in Michigan. Watkins joined Keillor and crew on their inaugural Summer Love tours in 2010 and 2011 and has been one of the most frequent guest artists on the Prairie Home Companion radio show. She recently performed "You and Me," off her album Sun Midnight Sun, for CMT Edge; watch it here.Journal Topics: On Tour
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Sara Watkins launches a three-week headlining tour of the US at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, Georgia, tonight. The 18-city tour includes stops in Louisville, Cincinnati, Ann Arbor, Madison, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and more. Watkins will also make a two-week spring tour of the West Coast in May, performing newly announced shows in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. This summer, she will join Jackson Browne as special guest on his Acoustic Tour, picking up where they left off on their fall 2012 tour together.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Sara Watkins, who closes out her tour of the UK and Ireland this week, has announced a three-week US tour for March. The 15-city tour starts in Duluth, Georgia, and includes stops in Louisville, Cincinnati, Ann Arbor, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and more. Additionally, Watkins will join her brother Sean and special guests for the latest installment of the Watkins Family Hour at Largo in Los Angeles on February 28.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Singer/songwriter/fiddle player Sara Watkins launches a tour of the UK and Ireland tonight in support of her acclaimed new album Sun Midnight Sun, which was released by Nonesuch Records in May. The two-week, 13-city tour begins in Sheffield, England, tonight and includes a show at London’s Lexington on Wednesday, January 30, as well as a set at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow this Saturday, January 26.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sara Watkins brings her US tour as special guest of Jackson Browne to a close this weekend. Before then, they give an intimate acoustic performance at the historic Paramount Theater in Denver tonight, which will be broadcast live at 10 PM ET on AXS TV. Watch a preview of the event here. Watkins launches a seven-city West Coast headline tour with Aoife O'Donovan in December and heads to the UK and Ireland in January.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Sara Watkins, who is currently on the final leg of her US tour with Jackson Browne, will tour the UK and Ireland in January and February in support of her acclaimed new album Sun Midnight Sun. The two-week, 13-city tour begins in Sheffield on January 23, following a series of US headline shows in December with Aoife O'Donovan, and includes a show at London’s Lexington on January 30 and a set at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Sara Watkins launched the fall leg of her tour as special guest on Jackson Browne's Acoustic Tour of the United States. The tour, which began this summer with shows throughout July and August, picked up again with a concert at West Virginia University on Monday and continues through November 18 with a concert in Northridge, California, to benefit 88.5 KCSN FM. In December, Watkins leads a headline tour of the West Coast with Aoife O'Donovan.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The first video from Sara Watkins’ acclaimed album, Sun Midnight Sun, for “When It Pleases You,” received its premiere via CMT.com. “When It Pleases You” was written by Dan Wilson, and the song’s video is directed by Peter Zavadil. Watch the video here. Watkins will be a presenter at the Americana Music Awards at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium tonight before returning to the road, playing several headlining shows and also joining Jackson Browne as a special guest throughout the fall.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
When Sara Watkins was in New York City earlier this month, she stopped by public radio station WFUV's Studio A to record an episode of Words and Music, out now. Watkins spoke with host Claudia Marshall about her life in music and performs a few songs off her new album, Sun Midnight Sun, with her brother Sean. Watch their performance of "Take Up Your Spade" and "The Foothills" and listen to the complete Words and Music episode here.