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Sara Watkins “Sun Midnight Sun” Takes a Quantum Leap Forward

Nonesuch Records (2012)

Since the breakup of platinum-selling “newgrass” band Nickel Creek, it seems mandolin player Chris Thile has hogged the spotlight with his new band Punch Brothers. Meanwhile, fiddle player Sara Watkins quietly put out her own, self-titled solo record a couple of years ago, staying well within the bounds of country/bluegrass and drawing little attention. Watkins’ sophomore album Sun Midnight Sun may change all that. Within the first few seconds of […]


The Lumineers “The Lumineers” –Album Review

The first thing I thought when hearing The Lumineers for the first time (read: this week) was: Where did these guys come from? In about a week’s time, quite literally, this Americana indie-folk act has apparently gone from relative obscurity within the Denver music scene to gaining national attention, being featured on iTunes, and even landing a spot on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson—all coinciding with Tuesday’s release […]

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