Up and Away

Hello friends.

A mid-March happy greeting to you!  Spring is coming.  It’s bound to.


Ladies and Gentlemen, 2015, is going to be a busy year for me.  I am nearly finished writing for my third solo record which I’ll record here in Los Angeles in May for an early 2016, release.  I will keep you posted on all the news as it happens via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, but  for now, just know that I’m really proud of these songs and am eager to release them out into the wild.

But, I must be patient.


In the mean time I’ll be quite happily busy on tour with some of my favorite musicians:  Aoife O’Donovan and Sarah Jarosz.  Last year at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, we decided we wanted to put something more proper together, you know, write and do some shows. Well, that has turned into two trips to the UK (the second of which is coming up in April,) jumping on the Prairie Home Companion Cruise next week, and a hand full of festival dates here in the states and Canada this summer!  We don’t have a band name yet but the tour is called ”I’m With Her.”


Here in Los Angeles, Sean Watkins and I continue our monthly Watkins Family Hour  show at Largo, AND there will also be more big news coming on that soon!


I think it’s going to be a great year! I hope to see you out there!


WFH Podcast 10

Podcast #10 is from the Watkins Family Hour 10th anniversary show at Largo from February 28th, 2013 and features many regular special guests though the years: Glen Phillips, Jon Brion and Fiona Apple.

You can listen to the podcast below, download on iTunes or check out the Nerdist website!


The Long Light Of July

A message from Sara:

Hello! I want to tell you about new music and touring!

I hope you’re enjoying summer. I live near San Diego but have spent much of my summer touring in the northern latitudes where daylight lasts long after dinner, and beyond Little One’s bedtimes: the Midwest; New England; Canada…  We finished the tour with Jackson Browne and I’m presently memorizing lyrics to a handful of new songs for A Prairie Home Companion’s “Radio Romance” tour. I join them in Maine and we’ll go through Pennsylvania, Vermont, New York, and end in Michigan. You can go direct to my tour page for more information.

Now for the music! We recorded a concert I did while opening for Jackson Browne and have put the audio of these live performances up on my website! (You might have seen when getting here) The show was recorded in 2012 at Denver’s Paramount Theater and there are six songs for you to download.  When you sign up for any of my social accounts you get a free download (and even if you ‘like’ me or follow me already, you can still get the tunes – just click again!).  I had so much fun playing with his band every night, and on two of these numbers Jackson joins in as well. I’m glad we recorded this show and I hope you enjoy listening! You can go directly to my here and start liking and downloading!

Come see me on the road and if i’m not coming to your area, check out the Watkins Family Hour podcast.


“You and Me” exclusive premier on CMT


The exclusive world premiere of the video “You and Me” will launch on Tuesday, April 16th!

You can watch the video on EDGE on CMT Pure as well as and

You can watch the video here!

This video was directed by Russ Kendall, he is responsible for the amazing “The Song that Changed My Life” show that Sara did.


WFH Podcast 9

“An Abominable Christmas”, this show was recorded Dec 19th 2012 at Largo at the Coronet Theater. It was our holiday show and featured special guests: John C. Reilly (in and out of an abominable snowman costume), Becky Stark, Kate Micucci, and Willie Watson. Also, Gabe Witcher an original WFH member makes his return to the band.

You can listen to the podcast below, download on iTunes or check out the Nerdist website!


The Song That Changed My Life premier!

The show Sara taped back in December will be airing Wednesday February 13  on BYUTV at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST .  The episode will be concurrently streamed live on

The episode will be repeated that night at 11pm EST / 8pm PST  & again at 2am EST / 11pm PST. Available to watch on demand on following initial broadcast at 8pm EST.

WFH Podcast 8

“Gracias Señor”, Recorded November 20th at Largo at the Coronet, Sean and Sara Watkins welcome first time guest Jonathan Wilson and Jackson Browne returns.

You can listen to the podcast below, download on iTunes or check out the Nerdist website!


The Song That Changed My Life taping

For those in the San Diego area:

Join Sara and her band on December 17th in a rare, intimate performance as she films an episode for the show “The Song that Changed My Life”.  The show, airing on the BYU network early in 2013, gives a chance for artists to tell the story they want to tell and gives an inside look to what started them on the path of music.

Capacity is being kept small, please understand this is a TAPING and songs may be performed a few times.  There is a chance you may be on camera as well.

Tickets will go on sale this FRIDAY November 16th.  You can purchase direct here:

The show is being taped at Lestats in San Diego.  Doors are 7 pm and show time is 8 pm.


Live show on AXS TV

Tune in to AXS TV on November 14th to watch a live performance of Sara’s show when she opens for Jackson Browne at the historic Paramount Theater in Denver

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UK and Ireland tour announced!

UK and Ireland fans – Sara is coming your way in January and February!  The tour includes Celtic Connections in Glasgow on January 26th and London’s Lexington on January 30th.  Sara will have local support acts with her.

Check the tour schedule for details and ticket links