Photos: SXSW 2017 in Austin, Texas

Back from another March pilgrimage to Austin for the SXSW Music Festival. An additional day was added to the festival this year, resulting in six solid days of music – Monday to Saturday – nonstop each day from noon until 2am. I saw 70 performances in Austin during that time. This included the official showcases […]

Photos: Watkins Family Hour @ the Tractor

Watkins Family Hour, formed by California siblings Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins, came to Seattle for an August 23rd show at the Tractor. For this appearance, the Americana duo (okay, they’ve got a live band too), brought Fiona Apple, who is listed as a band member on the group’s Facebook page. You can hear Apple, […]

Photos: Sara Watkins @ Triple Door

Sara Watkins, fiddle player and vocalist extraordinaire of Nickel Creek fame, played at the Triple Door last week. Fresh off a nationwide tour supporting Jackson Browne, Sara headlined in support of her latest album, Sun Midnight Sun. Aoife O’Donovan, lead singer for Crooked Still, opened. Aoife O’Donovan