New Music Friday

If you’re fortunate enough to live in Los Angeles, you are hopefully aware of Largo at the Cornonet.  An insanely amount of talented musicians, comedians, actors and film makers have stepped onto the stage to try out new ideas and are free to challenge the audience.  Audiences are respectful and even though they are aware they are sometimes less than 25 feet away from Steve Martin or Louis CK testing out their work in a new environment, they do not record audio or take pictures during the performance.  It’s refreshing and LA is lucky to have such a venue.

Watkins Family HourOne of the many highlights at Largo is when The Watkins Family Hour performs.  It’s headed up by the sibling part of Nickel Creek, Sara and Sean.  They run the show and you never know who might visit to do a cover or two.  It’s brilliant musicians getting together for the love of creating music and now we have an actual studio album with The Watkins Family Hour.  The album features Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench (of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Don Heffington (Lone Justice), Greg Leisz (steel guitarist extraordinaire) and Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing).

You can see them in their element on August 13 at Largo and they’re also launching a full blown tour.  Check ’em out!

Here they are doing a little snippet of Fleetwood Mac’s “Steal Your Heart Away”

Sara and Sean did a series of 12 podcasts. Here is the first one. It’s well worth a listen.

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