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You may have heard of Nickel Creek, the progressive bluegrass group that took the country music scene by storm at the turn of the century. Still, you may not know that Sara Watkins was a fiddler and founding member of the group (alongside brother Sean and mandolinist Chris Thile), or that she also plays ukulele, guitar and percussion and also kick started a solo career.
With Nickel Creek, Watkins released a total of five studio albums, one compilation album and seven singles. But since the band went on hiatus back in 2007, she has since released two solo albums of her own, the self-titled "Sara Watkins" and "Sun Midnight Sun" on Nonesuch Records. Isn't it funny, now, that Nickel Creek is back together again? It's all been keeping Watkins tremendously busy.
As a solo act, Watkins has worked with a literal who's who of the industry. Her first album was produced by bassist John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin fame. She toured in 2008 with Robert Earl Keen, did a spot on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallonn" with Jones on bass and Questlove of The Roots on drums, and in 2012 toured with Jackson Browne as the opening act for his acoustic winter tour. And that "Sun Midnight Sun" album? It featured guest appearances by Brown and Fiona Apple. Watkins has also been featured on Needtobreathe's album "The Outsiders," played Royal Festival Hall in London, played on The Decemberists' 2011 tour and performed as a musician and singer on John Mayer's "Born and Raised" album.
Nickel Creek announced its reunion and a handful of tour dates in early 2014, as well as a new album.
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Sara Watkins Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/15/2015 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet
Sara Watkins Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/17/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 12/14/2014 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 11/13/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 10/18/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 10/11/2014 Malibu CA Smothers Theatre 09/29/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 07/30/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 06/28/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 05/31/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 04/10/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 03/20/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 02/12/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 01/21/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 01/17/2014 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet
Sara Watkins Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 10/29/2013 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 08/06/2013 Interlochen MI Interlochen Center 08/03/2013 Williamsport PA Williamsport Community Arts Center 08/02/2013 Chautauqua NY Chautauqua Amphitheater 08/01/2013 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 07/28/2013 Hampton NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 07/23/2013 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 07/20/2013 Vancouver BC Jericho Beach Park 07/19/2013 Vancouver BC Jericho Beach Park 07/04/2013 Lenox MA Tanglewood 06/29/2013 Niagara Falls NY Seneca Events Center 06/28/2013 Columbus OH Palace Theatre Columbus 06/26/2013 Highland Park IL Ravinia Pavilion 06/25/2013 Des Moines IA Des Moines Civic Center 06/22/2013 Telluride CO Telluride Town Park 06/22/2013 Telluride CO Sheridan Opera House 06/21/2013 Aspen CO Jazz Aspen Snowmass 06/20/2013 Telluride CO Telluride Town Park 06/20/2013 Telluride CO Telluride Town Park 06/19/2013 Salt Lake City UT Red Butte Garden 05/23/2013 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 05/16/2013 Bend OR Tower Theatre 05/15/2013 Corvallis OR Majestic Theatre 05/14/2013 Grants Pass OR Rogue Theatre 05/12/2013 Berkeley CA Freight & Salvage 05/11/2013 Grass Valley CA The Center for the Arts Grass Valley 05/09/2013 Los Angeles CA Bootleg Theater 05/07/2013 San Diego CA The Griffin 04/11/2013 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 03/29/2013 Philadelphia PA Tin Angel 03/26/2013 New York NY City Winery 03/25/2013 Cambridge MA The Sinclair 03/23/2013 Albany NY The Egg 03/22/2013 New Hope PA New Hope Winery 03/21/2013 Ithaca NY The Haunt 03/19/2013 Ann Arbor MI The Ark 03/16/2013 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 03/15/2013 Davenport IA Red Stone Room 03/13/2013 Kent OH The Kent Stage 03/11/2013 Cincinnati OH 20th Century Theater 03/10/2013 Louisville KY Headliners Music Hall 03/09/2013 Franklin TN Franklin Theatre 03/08/2013 Black Mountain NC Pisgah Brewing Company 03/07/2013 Duluth GA Red Clay Theatre 02/28/2013 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 02/07/2013 Norwich Norfolk Norwich Arts Centre 02/06/2013 Milton Keynes Mik The Stables 02/05/2013 Bristol St Bonaventure's Club 02/03/2013 Belfast Bfs The Black Box 02/02/2013 Dublin D Whelan's 02/01/2013 Galway G Roisin Dubh 01/29/2013 Basingstoke Ham The Anvil 01/27/2013 Gateshead Edh Sage Gateshead 01/25/2013 Bury Man The Met 01/24/2013 Didcot Church of Christ the Cornerstone
Sara Watkins Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/09/2012 Seattle WA Triple Door 12/08/2012 Portland OR Mississippi Studios 12/07/2012 Eugene OR Wow Hall 12/06/2012 Arcata CA Humboldt Brews 12/05/2012 Santa Cruz CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center 12/03/2012 Santa Barbara CA Soho Restaurant and Music Club 12/02/2012 Pioneertown CA Pappy & Harriet's 11/14/2012 Denver CO Paramount Theatre 11/12/2012 Omaha NE Orpheum Theatre Omaha 11/08/2012 Austin TX Bass Concert Hall 11/07/2012 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 11/05/2012 Linden TX Music City Texas Theater 11/04/2012 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 11/01/2012 Davenport IA RiverCenter / Adler Theatre 10/29/2012 Duluth MN DECC Auditorium 10/28/2012 Minneapolis MN State Theatre 10/26/2012 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 10/25/2012 South Bend IN Morris Performing Arts Center 10/23/2012 Springfield IL Sangamon Auditorium 10/20/2012 Detroit MI Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts 10/18/2012 Wilkes-Barre PA Kirby Center 10/17/2012 Newport News VA Ferguson Center for the Arts Concert Hall 10/15/2012 Morgantown WV Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre 10/14/2012 Athens OH Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium 10/13/2012 Cincinnati OH St. Xavier Performance Center 10/12/2012 Blacksburg VA Lyric Theatre 09/27/2012 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia 09/15/2012 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 08/14/2012 Indianapolis IN Murat Theatre 08/05/2012 West Long Branch NJ The MAC at Monmouth University 08/02/2012 New York NY Living Room 07/28/2012 Newport RI Fort Adams State Park 07/28/2012 Newport RI Fort Adams State Park 07/23/2012 Vienna VA Wolf Trap 06/16/2012 New York NY City Winery