Sibling duo Watkins Family Hour performs two outdoors shows at Strathmore Music Center on Saturday, Aug. 7 — an early evening performance followed by a later show — touring in support of their new album, brother sister.
Sean and Sara Watkins consider brother sister a duo-centric record — yet one that feels bigger than just two people. With Sean primarily on guitar and Sara on fiddle, and with both of them sharing vocals, the siblings enlisted producer Mike Viola (Jenny Lewis, Mandy Moore, J.S. Ondara) and mixer-engineer Clay Blair to harness the energy and honesty of their live sound.
Watch the official music video for “Fake Badge, Real Gun” by Watkins Family Hour on YouTube:
Nearly 20 years ago, Sean and Sara, of Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek, began a wildly successful residency at LA nightclub Largo. For one night each month, the “Watkins Family Hour” featured eclectic Americana, surprising crossovers, and exciting collaborations with guests like Jackson Browne, Fiona Apple, John C. Reilly, and Booker T.
Following the release of their self-titled debut, the duo and their Largo house band hit the road with a set of inventive covers. Now, for the first-time ever, the siblings present a collection of co-written originals. Their songwriting chemistry is undeniable. With tight harmonies, guitar, and fiddle, they paint vivid sonic landscapes with unwavering honesty and energy.
Watkins Family Hour
Strathmore Music Center
Saturday, Aug. 7
Shows @ 6:30pm AND 8:30pm
$176–$232 per table, seats up to 4 people