Sara Watkins‘ previous two trips through St. Louis included supporting the Decemberists and the Blind Boys of Alabama, but this evening she was the center of attention to the seated crowd at Blueberry Hill.
Sarah Siskind opened the evening, showcasing the voice and songs that translated into a tour with Bon Iver, including “Simple Love,” which was recorded by Alison Krauss.
Further Listening: Novel
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The former member of Nickel Creek fiddled and stomped through her set, which included covers of Tom Waits and the Everly Brothers, as well as previews from her upcoming release Sun Midnight Sun. The hazy lights at the venue certainly weren’t ideal for shooting, but Watkins’ warm persona and sweet tunes still made it a great night to just chill out with a good beer in the basement of Blueberry Hill.
Shot for KDHX
Further Listening: Sara Watkins