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Published: 2012/03/28

Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins Releases Solo Album

Singer, songwriter and fiddler Sara Watkins will release her second solo album, Sun Midnight Sun, on May 8 via Nonesuch Records.The album was produced by Blake Mills, co-founder of the band Simon Dawes, and features guest appearances by Jackson Browne, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Fiona Apple, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench and Nickel Creek’s Sean Watkins.

The album features original songs written by Watkins as well as covers from Willie Nelson and the Everly Brothers, among others. In addition to the release of the album, Watkins will release a limited-edition 7” vinyl of her Everly Brothers cover, “You’re the One That I Love,” as a part of Record Store Day, on April 21.

Watkins will tour this spring and summer, including a few dates with Dawes and stops at festivals like Mountain Jam, Clearwater Festival and Newport Folk Festival. She also recently spent time touring as a backing musician for The Decemberists.

Sara Watkins’ upcoming dates

April 14 & 15 College Station, TX – Old Tyme Wonderland
April 17 Oklahoma City, OK – Blue Door
April 19 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
April 20 Chicago, IL- Old Town School of Folk Music
April 21 Madison, WI – The High Noon Saloon
April 22 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
April 28 Indio, CA – Stagecoach Festival
May 2 San Diego, CA – Anthology
May 3 Los Angeles, CA – The Watkins Family Hour at Largo
May 27 Cumberland, MD – Delfest
May 31 York, PA – Strand-Capitol PAC*
June 1 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
June 2 Elmer, NJ – Appel Farms Arts and Music Festival*
June 3 Hunter Mountain, NY – Mountain Jam Festival*
June 5 Pittsburgh, PA – Three Rivers Arts Festival*
June 6 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre*
June 7 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue*
June 10 Athens, GA – The Melting Point*
June 11 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29*
June 13 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel*
June 14 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
June 15 Richmond, VA – Friday Cheers*
June 16 New York, NY – City Winery
June 17 Croton on Hudson, NY – Clearwater Festival
July 29 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival

*opening for Dawes

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