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Sara Watkins

Nickel Creek - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Nickel Creek photo by Brantley Gutierrez

The “indefinite hiatus” of this talented trio has officially ended. Nickel Creek's new album A Dotted Line was released earlier this year and it marks 25 years since Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins started making music together. Chris, Sara and Sean spoke with host Darren DeVivo and performed a few live songs ahead of a big Beacon Theatre show this spring, and they'll continue the tour into the summer with stops at Celebrate Brooklyn and the Newport Folk Festival.

Sara Watkins - Words and Music - 2012

by Claudia Marshall

Sara Watkins was only 8 when she began playing fiddle with her future Nickel Creek bandmates, but she has since stretched her wings into a solo career. Her latest album, Sun Midnight Sun, ranges from progressive bluegrass to West Coast folk and indie pop, so Sara—and her brother Sean—stopped by Studio A for some beautiful live performances.

Newport Folk Festival: Day 3

by Sarah Wardrop
Sarah Wardrop

Sometimes it felt like we were paying as much attention to the weather radar as the music, but in the end, there was sun.

Day 3 at Newport had quite a finale: the skies cleared up, and a mutual admiration society of Dawes, Jonathan Wilson, Tom Morello and Sara Watkins held court on the Fort stage with Jackson Browne as their leader, soaking it all up. "Lawyers, Guns and Money" with a Tom Morello solo... Maybe the first time an electric guitar has been played with teeth at Newport? Probably a tie with "These Days" for my highlight of Jackson's set.

Sara Watkins - Words and Music - 2009

by Claudia Marshall
With Nickel Creek saying farewell (for now), vocalist and fiddle player Sara Watkins steps out with a self-titled solo album. During a session in Studio-A she spoke with 'FUV's Claudia Marshall about overcoming some fear, and finding a producer in Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones.