Sara Watkins Reimagines Childhood Music On Beautiful New Album : All Songs Considered The singer and fiddler shares the stories and inspiration behind her sweetly affecting record, Under The Pepper Tree in this conversation with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
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Sara Watkins Reimagines Childhood Music On Beautiful New Album

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Sara Watkins Reimagines Childhood Music On Beautiful New Album

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Sara Watkins-- the singer and fiddler from Nickel Creek and I'm With Her — has just made an album for children. And this adult loves it.

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The album, Under The Pepper Tree, reimagines the songs Sara loved as a child — songs from Disney's Pinocchio, such as "When You Wish Upon a Star," or "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. There are also some surprises, such as The Beatles song "Good Night" and some cowboy tunes.

I found such comfort in these songs, songs I hadn't thought about or heard about in years. So, on this edition of All Songs Considered, I have a conversation with Sara Watkins about Under The Pepper Tree and the family of musicians she brought along to make the record, including members of Nickel Creek and I'm With Her.

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