Sara Watkins On Mountain Stage Watkins is a master of the fiddle, as well as the ukulele, the guitar and the human voice. She performs a generous set in this Mountain Stage appearance, accompanied by her brother, Sean Watkins.
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Sara Watkins On Mountain Stage

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Sara Watkins On Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • "All This Time"
  • "Too Much"
  • "Lord Won't You Help Me"
  • "Long Hot Summer Days"
  • "Steal Your Heart Away"
  • "Where Will You Be"
  • "Red River Valley" *performed by Bob Thompson

Fiddler and vocalist Sara Watkins has released her first solo album, with producer John Paul Jones at the helm. Watkins is best known for her work in the Grammy-winning group Nickel Creek with her brother Sean Watkins and mandolin player Chris Thile.

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Watkins has appeared on Mountain Stage as a member of several groups, including twice with Nickel Creek, once as a member of Darol Anger's Republic of Strings and once accompanying her brother Sean in his post-Nickel Creek outfit Fiction Family.

She performs here on the fiddle with Sean playing guitar and singing harmony, as well as with drummer Zeke Hutchins and bass player Sebastian Steinberg. She performs songs by artists influential to her, such as Norman Blake's "Lord Won't You Help Me," David Garza's "Too Much," John Hartford's "Long Hot Summer Day" and Lindsey Buckingham's "Steal Your Heart Away." Watkins also performs two of her own songs: "All This Time" and "Where Will You Be."

This feature originally ran on July 21, 2009.