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Time Out NY: "Sweet Sound" of Sara Watkins's Solo Debut "Shimmers Like the Sun"

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2009
    Time Out NY: "Sweet Sound" of Sara Watkins's Solo Debut "Shimmers Like the Sun"

    Sara Watkins returns to New York City, the site of her recent appearance on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, this time to play the Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side.

    Gwen Orel of Time Out New York's "The Volume" blog says Sara "sings with lush sweetness—if her voice is molasses, it’s the light, golden kind" and writes of her recent, self-titled Nonesuch release that it "goes down smooth and sweet ... with just a hint of something sharp."

    Orel goes through a number of tracks on the album, from its Sara-penned opener, which lets you "know you’re in good hands" right from the start, to its closer, “Where Will You Be,” another written by Sara, which the writer has already put on her "broken-heart playlist—its simplicity hurts, in a good way."

    The article concludes with kind words for producer and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and all of the musicians who offer guest turns on the album: "Their mellow, sweet sound shimmers like the sun on dust motes."

    Read more at www3.timeoutny.com.

    Sara performs at World Café Live in Philadelphia on Friday and the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, on Saturday. For more tour information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

on April 22, 2009 - 4:04pm
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Sara Watkins returns to New York City, the site of her recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, this time to play the Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side. Time Out New York's "The Volume" blog says you "know you’re in good hands" right from the start of Sara's recently released Nonesuch debut, to its closer: "its simplicity hurts, in a good way." Sara and all the musicians who make guest turns on the album, including its producer John Paul Jones, are to be credited as well: "Their mellow, sweet sound shimmers like the sun on dust motes."

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Sara Watkins returns to New York City, the site of her recent appearance on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, this time to play the Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side.

Gwen Orel of Time Out New York's "The Volume" blog says Sara "sings with lush sweetness—if her voice is molasses, it’s the light, golden kind" and writes of her recent, self-titled Nonesuch release that it "goes down smooth and sweet ... with just a hint of something sharp."

Orel goes through a number of tracks on the album, from its Sara-penned opener, which lets you "know you’re in good hands" right from the start, to its closer, “Where Will You Be,” another written by Sara, which the writer has already put on her "broken-heart playlist—its simplicity hurts, in a good way."

The article concludes with kind words for producer and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and all of the musicians who offer guest turns on the album: "Their mellow, sweet sound shimmers like the sun on dust motes."

Read more at www3.timeoutny.com.

Sara performs at World Café Live in Philadelphia on Friday and the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, on Saturday. For more tour information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 11:00
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