Watkins Family Hour Releases New Album ‘Brother Sister’

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Watkins Family Hour, the musical collective led by Sara Watkins and her brother, Sean Watkins issued a new studio album entitled Brother Sister today on Family Hour Records/Thirty Tigers. The pair’s first album under the Watkins Family Hour moniker in five years features 10 songs and spans 35 minutes.

Sara and Sean tapped Mike Viola to produce the new Watkins Family Hour album. The pair co-wrote seven of tracks on Brother Sister, which also features covers of Warren Zevon’s “Accidentally Like A Martyr,” Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton’s “Neighborhood Name” and Charley Jordan’s “Keep It Clean.” The latter features guest vocalists Gaby Moreno, David Garza and John C. Reilly.

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The follow-up to 2015’s Watkins Family Hour brought Sean and Sara back together in the studio, but each had certainly been hard at work over the past five years. Sean has focused on Fiction Family, while Sara’s projects include supergroup I’m With Her. Additionally, the pair teamed with Chris Thile last year for the first Nickel Creek shows since 2014.

Read a statement from Sara Watkins about Brother Sister:

It felt really good to dig into the potential of two people…the primary goal of this record became to see what we could do when it is just the two of us. The arrangements and the writing were all focused on that. Listening now, I’m really proud of what we did. These are songs that would not have come out of either one of us individually and it feels like a band sound, like this is what we do, the two of us.

Listen to Brother Sister below:

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