Sara Watkins grew up playing with Nickel Creek and then cut her teeth out in the industry with good company like The Decemberists, Bela Fleck, and the whole arsenal of Prairie Home Companion. Her new album Sun Midnight Sun will be available May 8th, but the kindly folks over at NPR are streaming the album in its entirety at First Listen.
The album is as optimistic as spring. Its warm blend of genres, strength of Watkins song writing, and gusts appearances from artists such as Fiona Apple and Taylor Goldsmith make this new release a must hear.
Sara Watkins can also be found via her webpage and twitter. You dig?