Thursday, January 14, 2010

Progressive Bluegrass - Sara Watkins

Sara started off with Nickel Creek but is recently pursuing a solo career with Nonesuch records.

Part of BBC review
An assured debut that will undoubtedly extend her commercial reach even further, there's an understated approach with no hints of showy grandstanding or cheap-shot appeal. Watkins' time in the spotlight is a triumph with her agile playing and the kind of voice that gives your goosebumps the shivers.

On the moving album closer, her vocals hover above gently murmuring electric guitars, a shimmering, imploring presence. ''When my voice no longer soothes you / Where will we be?'' Prepare to have you jaw on the way to the floor with this one.

Sara Watkins

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