Sara and Sean Watkins Cover Fleetwood Mac on Upcoming Album [LISTEN]
Among the tunes on the Watkins Family Hour album is a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Steal Your Heart Away," featuring Sara Watkins on lead vocals. Press play below to hear the song.
The album is a product of the siblings' residency at Largo in Los Angeles, where they've been putting on a monthly show for over a decade. Also appearing on the record are Fiona Apple, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' keyboard player Benmont Tench, bassist Sebastian Steinberg and others, who are among the regular guests at the "Watkins Family Hour" show.
"For the last 12 years, the "Watkins Family Hour" has been a live show that we did almost exclusively at Largo in LA, with the help of some of our very favorite musicians and friends," Sean Watkins tells Rolling Stone Country. "It's something that my sister Sara and I are very passionate about. We couldn't be more excited to release this record and to be taking it on the road with Fiona and the band this summer."
To support the album, the siblings will be playing numerous shows throughout the summer, starting at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I., on July 24. Different guests will join them at each stop. A complete list of dates is available at WatkinsFamilyHour.com.
“We are being thoughtful about where we are going so we can have that sort of flexibility,” Sara Watkins says. “It will be a very different show in every town.”
The Watkins Family Hour album will be released on July 24. A full track listing can be found here.
Listen to the Watkins Family Hour, "Steal Your Heart Away":