I'm With Her: Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan
with Billy Strings Solo
Thurs, Feb 14, 7:30 pm
I'M WITH HER
I’m With Her is Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan. Four years after their formation at an impromptu show in 2014 at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO, the band released their debut album, See You Around (Rounder Records), in February 2018. Co-produced by Ethan Johns and recorded in Bath, England, See You Around has garnered praise from NPR, who instantly hailed the collection as "willfully open-hearted” and The Guardian calling their sound both "ethereal and purposeful.” From their early contributions in bands such as Nickel Creek and Crooked Still, these three musicians are noteworthy for their recent and extensive solo career successes, including several Grammy awards. I’m With Her have honed a special, family-like chemistry, garnering acclaim for their unique blend of instrumental interplay combined with their indelible harmonies, as the New York Times describes of a live performance, “…when the three women sang together, their voices became one instrument, sharing every breath.” Touring in support of the new album, the band have sold out shows across the U.S. and Europe and have also made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CBS Saturday Morning and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. The trio was recently nominated for Duo/Group of the year by the Americana Music Association.
BILLY STRINGS SOLO
The improbable child of Pantera & Doc Watson delivers EXTREME American string band music with energy levels usually associated with a box of dynamite. The industry has taken notice, he was the IBMA 2016 Momentum Awards Instrumentalist of the Year (for guitar, banjo and mandolin), named a “Top 10 New Country Artist” by Rolling Stone, voted #1 in The Bluegrass Situation’s Top 16 of 16 and received praise from top tastemakers in Americana from No Depression to Planet Bluegrass. Billy’s debut LP “Turmoil & Tinfoil” hit the street on Sept 22, 2017 and has been selling out shows across the country since!
"Billy Strings has made a name for himself with his fiery live performances and virtuosic musicianship." - No Depression
"We're living in a moment where a very young, up-and-coming former bluegrass prodigy might be the very best thing going in all of country and roots music." - Saving Country Music
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