Friday, June 1, 2012
Watch: Sara Watkins' "Take Up Your Spade" Video Premieres via LA Times
The second solo album from Watkins, Sun Midnight Sun includes songs written by Watkins, like "Take Up Your Spade," several collaborations with Mills, songs by Dan Wilson and Willie Nelson, and a duet with Fiona Apple on The Everly Brothers classic “You’re the One I Love.” USA Today calls the album "flawless" and "a gorgeous pop masterpiece ... pure musical pleasure." The Wrap says "it might be the finest album of the year."
Sara Watkins performed the first of several spring dates opening for Dawes at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York, Pennsylvania, last night. They perform at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, tonight, followed by festival sets at the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, New Jersey, on Saturday, and at Mountain Jam in Hunter, New York, on Sunday. Fans around the world can catch all the Mountain Jam action as the festival streams live online at mountainjam.com; Watkins is slated to go on at 4 PM ET. For additional tour information, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.
Watch the "Take Up Your Spade" video here: