"Sun Midnight Sun," the second solo album from acclaimed singer, songwriter, and fiddle player Sara Watkins, is out now on Nonesuch Records. Produced by guitarist, singer, and songwriter Blake Mills, co-founder of the band Simon Dawes, the album features special guest appearances by Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Benmont Tench, and Sean Watkins. "Sun Midnight Sun" follows Sara's critically acclaimed 2009 self-titled solo debut produced by John Paul Jones. In the three years since that release, she has been busy touring the world as guest fiddle player and vocalist with the Decemberists and joining Garrison Keillor on his nationwide Summer Love performance tours, as well as acting as his first and only guest host for "A Prairie Home Companion" broadcasts. More than bluegrass, more than pop, more than alternative, the music of Sara Watkins has grown into something unique. USA Today calls the new album "a gorgeous pop masterpiece with a string player's sensibility." The new-folk band Field Report (that's an anagram of "Porterfield") opens.
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