Concerts & Events

Wednesday, August 5, 2015  ♦  8:00 PM

Thursday, August 6, 2015  ♦  8:00 PM

An evening with the Watkins Family Hour

feat. Sean Watkins & Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Fiona Apple, Don Heffington, Sebastian Steinberg, and Special Guests

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

  • Join Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, Fiona Apple, and other special guests for a one-of-a-kind musical pop-up shop!

    For singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalists Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins, the Watkins Family Hour has long been an oasis from the rigors of the road, a laboratory where they can try out new material or master beloved cover songs. Their monthly show at L.A.'s famed venue Largo has been hailed as a convivial, communal event where they welcome an impressive array of musician friends old and new.

    While it's true that fans who aren't lucky enough to be in L.A. and score a coveted ticket can check out the proceedings via YouTube or on the podcasts the Watkins siblings have created, the fun of these evenings is really in being there as the unscripted show unfolds. The Watkins Family Hour is always full of surprises, unexpected guests, one-of-a-kind match-ups; serendipity plays as much of a role as virtuosity.

    For this very special Chicago version, the Watkins Family will be joined by the amazing Fiona Apple with a crack rhythm section featuring Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing) on bass and legendary session drummer Don Heffington.

    “Taking the Watkins Family Hour on tour and releasing this record feels like the right next step,” says Sara. “The show is about a community of players and that community stretches across the country. If we can't get everyone to L.A. to do our show, we'll come to them.”

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000