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Give thanks for all that you've been given

It was delightful to meet the young singer/fiddler/songwriter Sara Watkins and to hear her play with her brother Sean and bassist Tyler Chester.  They performed live in WNYC's studios on 8/3, capping off my second day as guest host on the Leonard Lopate show.  I think Sara's interpretation (with Fiona Apple) of the Everly Brother's You're the One I Love on Sara's new album Sun Midnight Sun is my new favorite song.

I also love the song and the sentiment in Sara Watkins' song Take Up Your Spade, which finished her short set.  In it she gently tells us all to get to work, and to "Give thanks for all that you've been given/Give thanks for who you can become."


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Sara Warkins plays live and is interviewed by NPR's Julie Burstein. This spot includes Sara's band (her brother Sean and Tyler Chester). These folks rock and Sara and Sean were 2 of the 3 members of grammy award winning band, Nickel Creek. The music is beautiful, as is Sara's recently released album, Sun Midnight Sun. Julie is, as always, increadibly professional, well-schooled in her interviewee's background, and mellifluous sounding. A joy to hear from start to end! Makes you want to run out and by Sara's two albums:

September 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEd Zimmerman

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