Having released All I Do Is Lie during the middle of the NC25 tour, Sean has finally found time to head out on the road in support of the release. He’ll be embarking on three legs across the US, hitting the west coast in January with two stops in the LA area with up and coming artist Lauren Shera supporting. He’ll be visiting the east coast in February with Jill Andrews before hitting Texas and the midwest in April with Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Joseph LeMay.
After 25 years of being in Nickel Creek along with Sean’s duties in Fiction Family & WPA, he’s now moving to the center of the stage and touring on his own. Tickets are on sale today – details and ticket info can be found in the tour section.
While Sean continues touring all over the US this summer with Nickel Creek, reviews and press items are rolling in for his new album, “All I Do Is Lie.”
“Strong hooks elevate every song, providing a significant but unobtrusive foundation for Watkins’ thought-provoking lyrics.
Melodically and poetically sound, the latest release from Nickel Creek’s guitarist rivals the genre-blurring trio’s best work.” – Glide Magazine
Pick it up at a Nickel Creek show or BUY IT HERE.
One week until album release! But you can listen to it right now: visit American Songwriter to stream the entire album of ALL I DO IS LIE!
Sean Watkins’ All I Do Is Lie will be available in CD and digital formats from Roaring Girl Records starting July 1!
During a nine year recording hiatus from his Grammy award winning band Nickel Creek, singer/songwriter/guitarist Sean Watkins released his third solo album Blinders On, teamed up with Switchfoot singer, Jon Foreman, to form the band Fiction Family, as well as co-founded the experimental supergroup Works Progress Administration (WPA). In addition, for the last decade Sean & his sister Sara Watkins (also from Nickel Creek) have hosted a monthly residency at the Hollywood club, Largo, for their popular music show, Watkins Family Hour, which has featured guests such as Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Booker T, Grant Lee Phillips, John C. Reily, among many others.
Sean has toured as a side man with Jackson Browne and Lyle Lovett. His session work resume includes playing guitar, mandolin and singing on records by notable artists such as Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, Steve Martin/Edie Brickell, the Chieftains, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Hank Williams Jr. and Dan Wilson.
Sean is currently busier than ever. Hot on the heels of Nickel Creek’s recently released acclaimed sixth studio album, A Dotted Line, he’s set to hit the road with the reunited band for a summer-long U.S. tour, (click for dates) and will be releasing his fourth solo album, All I Do Is Lie, on July 1st. These 10 self-penned numbers were recorded in pieces between June 2012 and July 2013 in Los Angeles, Encinitas, Davenport, IA, Ann Arbor, MI and in a few hotel rooms across the Midwest. Joining Sean on this effort are his sister Sara, Gillian Welch and Greg Leisz, among others.
Have a listen to one of the songs from All I Do is Lie! Also, for more details, check out the press release.