Sean Watkins 4th Solo Album 'All I Do Is Lie' Out Today Via Roaring Girl Records

Sean Watkins 4th Solo Album 'All I Do Is Lie' Out Today Via Roaring Girl Records

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 is available now on CD and digital formats via Roaring Girl Records.


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