RECAP: WATKINS FAMILY HOUR at CITY WINERY

World-renowned musical collective Watkins Family Hour released their acclaimed self-titled debut album on July 24th via Family Hour Records, and recently appeared at Nashville’s City Winery for two special performances to celebrate the release, joined by artists Fiona Apple and Benmont Tench.  Watkins Family Hour began in 2002 as a monthly musical residency held exclusively at Los Angeles’ Largo at the Coronet and is hosted by siblings Sara and Sean Watkins, otherwise known as two-thirds of new-grass trio Nickel Creek.  The group kicked off their tour on July 23rd, and are selling out shows along the way. 

Of the album and tour, Sara comments, “Taking the Watkins Family Hour on tour and releasing this record feels like the right next step. The show is about a community of players and that community stretches across the country.  If we can’t get everyone to L.A. to do our show, we’ll come to them.  We are coming to towns where we have friends and we can have those moments, even if it’s not our home club. It’s the people on stage who make that happen; it’s just a matter of getting the right group of people together. We are being thoughtful about where we are going so we can have that sort of flexibility. It will be a very different show in every town.”

Check out these pictures from the City Winery show, and be sure to catch them live when they come to your neck of the woods!Ryan Kanaly Ryan Kanaly Ryan Kanaly Ryan Kanaly Ryan Kanaly Ryan Kanaly Ryan Kanaly Ryan Kanaly

Watkins Family Hour Confirmed Tour Dates:

July 28  /// New York, NY  /// City Winery (SOLD OUT)
July 29  /// New York, NY /// City Winery (SOLD OUT)
July 30  /// New York, NY  /// City Winery (SOLD OUT)
August 1  /// Nashville, TN /// City Winery (SOLD OUT)
August 2  /// Nashville, TN  /// City Winery (SOLD OUT)
August 4  /// Chicago, IL /// Old Town School of Folk (SOLD OUT)
August 5  /// Chicago, IL  /// Old Town School of Folk (SOLD OUT)
August 6  /// Chicago, IL /// Old Town School of Folk (SOLD OUT)
August 8  /// New York, NY  /// Lincoln Center Out of Doors
August 13  /// Los Angeles, CA /// Largo at the Coronet
August 14  /// Berkeley, CA  /// Freight & Salvage
August 15  /// Berkeley, CA /// Freight & Salvage
August 16  /// Redding, CA /// Cascade Theatre
August 17  /// Arcata, CA  /// HSU Van Duzer Theater
August 19  /// Jacksonville, OR /// Britt Pavilion
August 21  /// Portland, OR  /// Aladdin Theater
August 22  /// Seattle, WA /// Tractor Tavern (SOLD OUT)
August 23  /// Seattle, WA  /// Tractor Tavern (SOLD OUT)
August 24  /// Bend, OR  /// Tower Theatre
August 28  /// Boulder, CO /// Boulder Theater
August 30  /// Fayetteville, AR  /// Fayetteville Roots Festival
September 8  /// Alexandria, VA /// The Birchmere
September 9  /// Alexandria, VA  /// The Birchmere
September 10  /// Carrboro, NC /// Cat’s Cradle
September 11  /// Asheville, NC  /// The Grey Eagle
September 12  /// Asheville, NC /// The Grey Eagle
September 13  /// Atlanta, GA  /// Terminal West
September 15  /// Athens, GA /// Georgia Theatre
(These photos were provided by the amazing Ryan Kanaly.  You can see his genius on display at http://ryansmallhands.com)

2 thoughts on “RECAP: WATKINS FAMILY HOUR at CITY WINERY

  1. Hi, do you happen to have more photos from this night? Fiona is wearing my name on her arm, and I see one photo here of it where it’s visible yet she isn’t in focus, and it’s the only one from that night that I’ve found from press that reviewed the show.

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