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BBC Radio Scotland Broadcast


You can listen to the BBC Radio Scotland broadcast that Sara Watkins, myself, and Aoife O'Donovan recorded last week in Glasgow for another 25 days! Follow the link below. Our portion of the show starts around the 25:00 minute mark. Thanks again to Bruce MacGregor and Travelling Folk for having us on the show!

- Sarah

Just Announced: RockyGrass

So stoked to say that Sara Watkins, Aoife O’Donovan, and I will be taking the I’m With Her Tour to RockyGrass next summer! And to top it all off, I’ll be teaching songwriting and vocals at the RockyGrass Academy the week preceding the festival! Can’t wait to see all my Colorado pals again!
— Sarah Jarosz

Sitch Session: Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O'Donovan perform "Some Tyrant"

Here’s a recipe for an incredible field recording: pick an idyllic shaded meadow near Aspen Grove, Colorado, set up a few mics among the wildflowers and invite two of the world’s best bluegrass troubadours to join the birds and the buzzing bugs of a mountain forest in song.
— Cameron Matthews, The Bluegrass Situation

Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan 2015 European Tour

All mainstays of the acoustic, folk and roots world, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan crossed paths many times throughout their careers. So, it comes as no surprise that – after an impromptu performance at the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival – the pieces fell into place for these three acclaimed musicians to collaborate. Watkins, Jarosz and O’Donovan’s first performance on their 2015 European I’m With Her Tour will be at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland on 28 Jan.

Watkins’ enthusiasm for this project comes through as she explained, "I respect Sarah and Aoife’s instrumental and vocal musicianship so much. Writing, arranging, every time we play together we are learning how to be a supportive, explosive, good band. That’s very satisfying."

“One thing I’m really excited about in terms of this particular group of voices is that each individual has a lot more range than people might think and it’s going to be fun experimenting with different dynamic and harmonic possibilities,” O’Donovan said.

Performances on the I’m With Her Tour will be a culmination of all three artists playing together as one band; sets will include a mix of each other’s songs, cover songs and traditional songs.

“I'm really excited about this trio because we each do our own thing and we each do it differently, so I’m looking forward to discovering all of the unique possibilities that come with combining our individual voices,” Jarosz added.

Watkins, Jarosz and O’Donovan have each begun working on their next solo records after spending the bulk of 2014 on the road. Watkins toured to support her release, Sun Midnight Sun, as well as A Dotted Line, the new Nickel Creek release. Jarosz just completed a year of touring for her latest release Build Me Up From Bones, as well as a short collaborative run with The Milk Carton Kids; and Aoife wrapped up touring for her album Fossils as well as special appearances surrounding The Goat Rodeo Sessions.

Aoife O'Donovan, AMA Honors & Awards, ABC's Nashville, and more!

Hello folks!

It’s hard to believe this whirlwind summer is already drawing to a close. I had a blast performing at some incredible festivals including Bonnaroo, ROMP, Red Wing Roots, the 50th annual Cambridge Folk Fest, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Philly Folk Fest, and Four Corners Folk Fest. Alex, Nat, and I had an amazing three week tour across Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales at the end of July. In addition to all of that, it was a dream come true to open a handful of dates for Nickel Creek on their reunion tour! There are still a lot of very exciting things in store for the remainder of 2014, including the upcoming collaborative tour with The Milk Carton Kids! Read on to find out more info. Thanks to all the folks who came out to these shows and supported the music. Hope to see you down the road!
— Sarah Jarosz

BBC Radio with Ricky Ross

Ricky Ross of BBC Radio did an interview and live session with Sarah in Scotland last month. Available only for 6 days, don't miss this chance to listen to Ricky and Sarah talk about her musical influences, cover choices, and live performances! Click here to listen.