Founding Nickel Creek member, singer-songwriter and talented fiddle player Sara Watson is returning to Nashville this month. After playing Bonnaroo and a set with the Watkins Family Hour last year, she’s back to headline a show at City Winery on Jan. 29 in support of her new album, Young in All The Wrong Ways. This time around, Watkins is bringing Nashville transplant and talented songstress Liz Longley along as support. Tickets to the show are available for just $18 right here, but we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Read on for more about the lineup, and enter for a chance to win below!
Sara Watkins has come a long way since she first earned praise for her songwriting and fiddling skills as a founding member of modern bluegrass group Nickel Creek. The trio, comprised of Watkins, her brother Sean, and mandolinist Chris Thile, has released six albums over a quarter-century. In 2007, the group embarked on a farewell tour to allow each member to focus on their individual solo projects.
After their split, Watkins released her first self-titled solo album in 2008. After touring heavily in support of the release for the next few years, she headed back into the studio and recorded her second LP, Sun Midnight Sun. The pop-influenced folk album was produced by guitarist Blake Mills and features appearances from Fiona Apple, who would also later appear on her 2015 project The Watkins Family Hour. In recent years, she’s also worked alongside close friends Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan.
Last year, she released her third solo album, Young in All The Wrong Ways. The record is filled with pure emotion, drive and an overwhelming urge to be heard. No matter where you are in life, you’re sure to connect with the underlying themes of trying to find your way through life, even when the road is dark.
Pennsylvania native and Berklee College of Music graduate Liz Longley is now one of East Nashville’s most impressive transplanted singer-songwriters. In 2014, she made waves with her self-titled debut album with Sugar Hill Records. The emotional and well-crafted record expertly touched on the highs and lows we all go through, from honest self-reflection to utter heartbreak. Now, with her highly-anticipated followup Weightless, she explores the joy and freedom that comes with feeling love from others and yourself.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Winner will be announced Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. CST, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Sara Watkins and Liz Longley will perform Sunday, Jan. 29 at City Winery. The show is all ages, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $18-28.