About Watkins Family Hour
Watkins Family Hour are a bluegrass musical collaborative led by Sean and Sara Watkins.
Their forthcoming release brother sister is a duo-centric record due out in April 2020. With Sean primarily on guitar, Sara on fiddle and both of them sharing vocals, the siblings aim to harness the energy and honesty of their live sound.
Sean and Sara have performed separately and together for nearly their whole lives. Growing up near San Diego, they played countless shows at a local pizza place in Carlsbad, California, with their childhood friend, Chris Thile. As young adults, those three musicians broke out nationally as Nickel Creek, an acoustic ensemble that sold millions of albums, won a Grammy, and toured the world.
Encouraged by a local club owner in Los Angeles, Sean and Sara formed Watkins Family Hour in 2002 as an outlet to try out some original songs and a few covers that wouldn’t work in Nickel Creek. That club, Largo, has since become the home base for Watkins Family Hour, whose shows frequently pair musicians who seem to have little in common, yet find a shared language in their music.
brother sister is the Watkins Family Hour’s first project since a self-titled debut album in 2015.