Sara Watkins Announces Solo Tour

Sara Watkins is heading out on an international tour. The outing begins with an appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and will include stops in Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, the U.K., and Ireland.

California-native Watkins is touring in support of her third solo album, Young In All The Wrong Ways, dropping July 1 via New West Records. The new track “Move Me” has a fundamental folk sound enhanced by distorted electric guitars with Watkins’ vocals pulling it all together. She wrote or co-wrote all of the songs for the album and calls it a “breakup album with myself.” Fans can pre-order the new release at

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“I looked around and realized that in many ways I wasn’t who or where I wanted to be,” Watkins said. “It’s been a process of letting go and leaving behind patterns and relationships and in some cases how I’ve considered myself. What these songs are documenting is the turmoil you feel when you know something has to change and you’re grappling with what that means. It means you’re losing something and moving forward into the unknown.”

Watkins made her debut in 1989 with Nickel Creek, the progressive bluegrass band she founded with her brother Sean and Chris Thile. Watkins has developed many talents over the years. In addition to being a singer/songwriter she also plays ukulele, guitar, fiddle and percussion.

June 12 – Manchester, Tenn., Great Stage Park (Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival)
June 17 – Telluride, Colo., Telluride Town Park (Telluride Bluegrass Festival)
June 22 – Portsmouth, N.H., Prescott Park
June 25 – Katonah, N.Y., Caramoor Center (American Roots Music Festival)
June 26 – Shirley, Mass., Bull Run Restaurant
June 28 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Rough Trade
July 1 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl (A Prairie Home Companion / Garrison Keillor)
July 7 – Los Angeles, Calif., Largo
July 13 – Vail, Colo., The Arrabelle at Vail Square
July 14 – Boulder, Colo., Etown Hall
July 16 – Oak Hill, N.Y., Walsh Farm (Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival)
Aug. 13 – Alta, Wyo., Grand Targhee Resort Amphitheatre (Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival)
Sept. 3 – Pagosa Springs, Colo., Reservoir Hill Park (Four Corners Folk Festival)
Sept. 9 – Pasadena, Calif., Levitt Pavilion
Sept. 10 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Lobero Theatre
Sept. 14 – San Francisco, Calif., The Chapel
Sept. 16 – Portland, Ore., Aladdin Theatre
Sept. 17 – Seattle, Wash., Tractor Tavern
Sept. 20 – Minneapolis, Minn., Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
Sept. 21 – Chicago, Ill., Old Town School Of Folk Music
Sept. 24 – Atlanta, Ga., City Winery Atlanta
Sept. 25 – Asheville, N.C., The Grey Eagle
Sept. 27 – Annapolis, Md., Rams Head On Stage
Sept. 28 – Philadelphia, Pa., World Cafe Live
Sept. 30 – Pawling, N.Y., Daryl’s House
Oct. 1 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
Oct. 2 – Portland, Maine, One Longfellow Square
Oct. 3 – Northampton, Mass., Iron Horse Music Hall
Oct. 5 – New York, N.Y., The Bowery Ballroom
Oct. 6 – Washington, D.C., The Hamilton Live
Oct. 9 – Peninsula, Ohio, G.A.R. Hall & Civil War Museum
Nov. 2 – Dublin, Ireland, Whelans
Nov. 3 – Belfast, United Kingdom, Errigle Inn
Nov. 4 – Bury, United Kingdom, The Met Arts Centre
Nov. 5 – Gateshead, United Kingdom, Sage Gateshead
Nov. 6 – Sheffield, United Kingdom, Greystones Pub
Nov. 8 – Bristol, United Kingdom, The Tunnels
Nov. 10 – London, United Kingdom, Bush Hall
Nov. 11 – Oxford, United Kingdom, Art Bar
Nov. 12 – Guildford, United Kingdom, St. Marys Church
Nov. 13 – Shipley, United Kingdom, The Live Room At Saltaire
Nov. 30 – Lincoln, Neb., Lied Center           

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