Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) joins us this week to talk about his new album, ‘Watkins Family Hour, Volume 2.’ This project, inspired by the Watkins Family Hour monthly shows at Los Angeles’ Largo club, features Sean and Sara Watkins in a studio setting alongside the likes of Lucius, Madison Cunningham, Jon Brion, Jackson Browne, Benmont Tench, Fiona Apple, and others.
We talk about the magic of Largo and the community that surrounds it; Sean’s favorite guitars (and keyboards); his work as a soundtrack composer; and much more.
Listen to the album here: https://orcd.co/volii
Learn more about Largo here: https://largo-la.com
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Photo: Jacob Boll