Nickel Creek's Sean Watkins To Release New Solo Album "All I Do Is Lie" July 1st

Sean Watkins
Sean Watkins

photo: Maarten de Boer

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 (dates below), 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.

Sean Watkins’ All I Do Is Lie will be available on CD and digital formats via Roaring Girl Records on July 1st.

1. Since The Day That I Was Born
2. Wave As We Run
3. All I Do Is Lie
4. Made For TV Movie
5. Don’t Say You Love Me
6. This Will End In Tears
7. What Wanting Means
8. The God You Serve
9. Keep Your Promises
10. Meredith

Jun 19  Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, CO
Jul 09  Meijer Gardens – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Sarah Jarosz
Jul 10  Kresge Auditorium – Interlochen, MI w/ Sarah Jarosz
Jul 11  Taste of Chicago – Grant Park, Chicago, IL w/ Emmylou Harris & others
Jul 12  Michigan Theater – Ann Arbor, MI w/ Secret Sisters
Jul 14  An Appalachian Summer Festival – Boone, NC
Jul 15  Roanoke Performing Arts Center – Roanoke, VA w/ Secret Sisters
Jul 17  Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival – Oak Hill, NY
Jul 18  Cain Park – Cleveland Heights, OH w/ Secret Sisters
Jul 19  LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH w/ Secret Sisters
Jul 20  Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
Jul 22  Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Secret Sisters
Jul 24  Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell – Brooklyn, NY w/ Secret Sisters
Jul 25  The Green at Shelburne Museum  – Shelburne, VT w/ Secret Sisters
Jul 26  Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI
Aug 01  Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery – Woodinville, WA w/ Secret Sisters
Aug 01  Pickathon – Happy Valley, OR
Aug 03  Mondavi Center – Davis, CA w/ Secret Sisters
Aug 04  Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA w/ Secret Sisters
Aug 06  Idaho Botanical Garden – Boise, ID w/ Secret Sisters
Aug 07  Wlima Theatre – Missoula, MT w/ Secret Sisters
Aug 08  Targhee Bluegrass Festival – Alta, WY
Aug 09  Festival at Sandpoint – Sandpoint, ID
Aug 13  The Filene Center at Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA w/ Josh Ritter
Aug 14  Koka Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC w/ Josh Ritter
Aug 15  nTelos Wireless Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA w/ Josh Ritter
Aug 16  Hot August Music Festival – Cockeysville, MD
Aug 18  The Pageant – St Louis, MO w/ Sarah Jarosz
Aug 19  Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO w/ Sarah Jarosz
Aug 20  Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK w/ Sarah Jarosz
Aug 22  The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX w/ Sarah Jarosz
Aug 23  ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX w/ Sarah Jarosz
Aug 24  ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX w/ Sarah Jarosz
Aug 31  JAS Aspen Snowmass – Aspen, CO