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Sara Watkins Brings New Music to The Bowery Ballroom Tomorrow

October 4th, 2016

Sara Watkins (above, performing “Move Me” for Rolling Stone) is perhaps best known as the fiddler in the acoustic progressive-bluegrass band Nickel Creek, alongside her brother, Sean, and Chris Thile. She’s also done time as a percussionist with the Decemberists, but sometimes the multi-instrumentalist likes to go it alone, exploring other kinds of music—and in doing so, revealing herself to be a a terrific singer and an accomplished songwriter. Her third solo album, Young in All the Wrong Ways (stream it below), came out this past July. AllMusic says it accentuates “steady, almost thundering, rock rhythms, anxious guitars, and also delicately structured ballads that function as tonic to the bold incidents elsewhere. It’s a brief album, ten songs lasting no longer than 41 minutes, but it feels deep due to its nicely shifting sounds and styles, not to mention the sense that Watkins is setting into her own skin here.” See her tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom. Harpist and singer Mikaela Davis opens the show.