Sign up for newsletter
 

Watkins plans first full tour

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Sean Watkins, founder and guitarist for Nickel Creek, announced a 2015 tour in support of his fourth solo album, "All I Do Is Lie."

This will be the first time Watkins has promoted one of his solo albums with a full tour. "It's a culmination of the past 10 years," he said of the record. "It was borne out of a drive to step out of supportive roles in bands. I do like backing up other musicians, but in the last couple of years, I've started owning my own personality as a musician. I've had the urge to put my name on something and step out of the supporting role."

Watkins began recording "All I Do Is Lie" in the summer of 2012. Released in 2014 by Roaring Girl Records, it's a roots album that straddles the line between multiple genres.

Tour dates are:
Jan.8 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah*
Jan.13 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios*
Jan.14 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door*
Jan.18 - Santa Cruz, CA - Don Quixote's International Music Hall*
Jan.20 - Santa Barbara, CA - SoHo Restaurant & Music Club*
Jan.30 - Santa Monica, CA - McCabe's Guitar Shop*
Feb.18 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic^
Feb.20 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall^
Feb.21 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (Backroom)^
Feb.22 - Ashland, VA - Ashland Coffee & Tea^
Feb.24 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern^
Feb.25 - Washington, DC - Gypsy Sally's^
Feb.26 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live (Upstairs)^
Feb.27 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)^
Feb.28 - Northampton, MA - Parlor Room @ Signature Sounds^
March 1 Cambridge, MA - Club Passim^
April14 - Houston, TX - McGonigel's Mucky Duck #
April16 - Austin, TX - Cactus Cafe #
April17 - Dallas, TX - Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse #
April18 - Blue Door - Oklahoma City, OK - Blue Door #
April19 - Kansas City, MO - Knucklehead's #
April24 - Evanston, IL - SPACE #
April26 - Denver, CO - Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill Music #

* = with Laura Shera
^ = with Jill Andrews
# = with Joseph LeMay

More news for Nickel Creek

CD reviews for Nickel Creek

A Dotted Line CD review - A Dotted Line
Like those annual warnings predicting it's not a matter of if, but rather when a hurricane will strike some part of the U.S., the possibility of a Nickel Creek reunion was never in doubt. After all, when two of the players (Sara and Sean Watkins) are siblings and the third (the ever nimble Chris Thile) maintains an amiable relationship with the pair, a regrouping would seem somewhat inevitable. Happily though, the prospects are far more pleasant than the dire notice served up by the weather forecasters. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: These Eagles keep songs alive and well – The newly reconfigured Eagles lineup, which now includes Vince Gill and Deacon Frey in place of the late Glenn Frey, hasn't changed its set much since this modified grouping's debut at Dodger Stadium in 2017. Don Henley announced from the outset, though, how the group continues to tour primarily so it can keep the Eagles' many great songs alive.... »»»
Concert Review: Lovett could not have scripted it any better – Cerritos is a fair distance from Hollywood, but Lyle Lovett, who has accumulated a long list of acting credits, sometimes seemed like he was giving a company town performance this night. Maybe it was because Paul Reiser, the "Mad About You" star, introduced Lovett with a funny bit about what some of the man's songs mean (or don't mean).... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Tyminski goes dark Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Hillman bides his time Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
Cry Pretty CD review - Cry Pretty
Carrie Underwood's life was reading straight from the storybooks: one of the few American Idol Winners with ongoing success; a professional athlete for a husband; a beautiful baby boy. The string of great fortune turned sharply in 2017, »»»
My Way CD review - My Way
Not one to rest on his laurels, Willie Nelson's second studio release of the calendar year finds the artist dipping back into the Great American Songbook. Previous collections, including 1978's stellar Stardust, 2009's "American Classic" and 2016's "Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin," established Nelson as one of the finest modern interpreters of American standards.  »»»
Let It Pass CD review - Let It Pass
This is the swan song for The Stray Birds unfortunately, but at least they are parting with another musical triumph. This record barely got made as founding members, fiddler/guitarist/banjoist/vocalist Maya de Vitry and fiddle/guitarist/ »»»
Pretty Bird CD review - Pretty Bird
"Pretty Bird" is Kathy Mattea's first studio album in six years, following 2012's "Follow Me Home." The major reason for this gap was Mattea's realization that her voice was changing so much, she felt as if she was losing it altogether.  »»»
The Keep CD review - The Keep
New Reveille, a talented quintet from North Carolina, can boast the finest harmonies that any kind of music can offer. On their debut, New Reveille mine the early American sounds and make them sound fresh. It's a unique sound that embraces »»»