9/20/2016

SARA WATKINS “AN EVENING AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM” ON OCTOBER 13

SARA WATKINS “AN EVENING AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM” ON OCTOBER 13;
ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
 
NOMINATED FOR “INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR” AT
AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S 15th ANNUAL HONORS & AWARDS SHOW
 
CURRENTLY ON AN EXTENSIVE U.S. TOUR FOLLOWING RELEASE
OF HER NEW SOLO ALBUM YOUNG IN ALL THE WRONG WAYS
 
 
"By now, Watkins has been in the spotlight for half her life. Never before has she made her voice heard quite this clearly.”–NPR Music
 
"Young In All The Wrong Ways may be Watkins' third solo album, but it feels and sounds like her first, reintroducing her as a writer/artist of uncommon eloquence and consequence."–UNCUT
 
Established singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkins will perform “An Evening at the GRAMMY Museum” on October 13 in celebration of her critically acclaimed new solo album Young In All The Wrong Ways, which recently released on New West Records and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Tickets for this Los Angeles event will go on sale this Friday, September 23, at noon and can be purchased HERE. The announcement of Watkins’ performance follows a nomination by the Americana Music Association’s 15th Annual Honors & Awards Show for “Instrumentalist of the Year.” She will perform at the Association’s AmericanaFest this Friday as part of an extensive U.S. tour with upcoming dates in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, and more. Please see full tour details below.
 
In advance of the album’s release, the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog premiered the cinematic video for the title track directed by Emilie Sabath. It was shot in the desert and mountains of Southern California and mirrors the intense, personal nature of the lyrics. As the WSJ expressed, the “musician surrounded herself with yucca plants, tall mountains, and a quaint cabin outside of Palmdale, Calif. But it’s her intense gaze into the camera that takes center stage.” Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/-f3cEVPkyKc.
 
“Young In All The Wrong Ways” was the third track released from the album following the plaintive “Without A Word” that premiered via American Songwriter and “Move Me,” of which the video premiered at NPR Music. The emotionally-charged first single was described by NPR as starting as a “gentle country-pop arrangement” that builds to “full-on, hair-flinging '90s-goddess rock.” Watch the video for “Move Me” here:https://youtu.be/yO0ph_roNbs.
 
Young In All The Wrong Ways was produced in Los Angeles by Gabe Witcher who put together a stellar band that included two of his fellow Punch Brothers, guitarist Chris Eldridge and bass player Paul Kowert, and musicians Jon Brion and Jay Bellerose. Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan, Watkins’ bandmates in I’m With Her, provide harmonies on the title track while Jim James of My Morning Jacket guests on “One Last Time." The album sees the acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist boldly stepping back in to the role of frontwoman following the collaborative groups of Watkins Family Hour and the Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek, which she first formed with her brother Sean Watkins and Chris Thile when she was just eight years old. Easily her most cohesive and fully realized album of her solo career, it is also her most introspective, personal and revealing; she wrote or co-wrote each of the 10 songs - a first for her. Writing and recording these ten intensely soul-baring songs was a means for her to process and mark the last couple years, which have been transformative. These songs contain some of the heaviest moments of her career, with eruptions of thrumming B3 organ and jagged electric guitar. But it's also quiet, vulnerable, tenderhearted.
 
Sara Watkins on tour:
September 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota Jazz Club
September 21 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School Of Folk Music
September 23 – Nashville, TN @ AmericanaFest - City Winery
September 24 – Atlanta, GA @ City Winery
September 25 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
September 27 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
September 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
September 30 – Pawling, NY @ Daryl's House
October 1 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
October 2 – Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
October 3 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
October 5 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
October 6 – Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
October 9 – Peninsula, OH @ The G.A.R. Hall
October 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Grammy Museum
October 30 – Sligo, IE @ Hawk's Well Theatre
October 31 – Cork, IE @ Coughlan's
November 2 – Dublin, IE @ Whelan's
November 3 – Belfast, IE @ Errigle Inn
November 4 – Bury, UK @ The Met
November 5 – Gateshead, UK @ Sage Gateshead
November 6 – Sheffield, UK @ The Greystones
November 8 – Bristol, UK @ The Tunnels
November 10 – London, UK @ Bush Hall
November 11 – Oxford, UK @ The Bullingdon
November 12 – Surrey, UK @ St. Mary's Church
November 13 – Saltaire, UK @ The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club
November 30 – Lincoln, NE @ Lied Center for Performing Arts
December 1 – Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop
December 2 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon
December 4 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
December 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
December 7 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
December 13 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
December 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
January 20 – Kohler, WI @ Kohler Memorial Theatre
 
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