Sara Watkins - Sara Watkins
You had to figure that with all the talent bubbling over in Nickel Creek, that each member would go on to make some pretty special music after it disbanded. Sara Watkins was the last one to come to the table with new music, but it was well worth the wait. From the choice of covers, to the instrumentals, to the original songs... this is the stuff we only started to see at the tail end of Nickel Creek's time.
Favorite songs: "Long Hot Summer Days," "Same Mistakes," "Give Me Jesus"
Steve Martin - The Crow: New Songs For the Five-String Banjo
The thing I like most about this album is that it doesn't seem like an "event" record. It's a special occasion, sure enough, as it's Martin's first album of pure music. It's not a Hollywood big-shot's vanity project; it's a talented musician…