Watkins Family Hour - an acclaimed musical collective featuring siblings Sara and Sean Watkins along with Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench, Don Heffington, Greg Leisz and Sebastian Steinberg will release their debut, self-titled album on July 24. Additionally, in celebration of the release, the collective will take their 'variety show of epic proportions' (Los Angeles Times) to cities across the U.S. this summer kicking off with a performance at the Newport Folk Festival. Watkins Family Hour, recorded live over three days in the studio of their friend and producer-engineer Sheldon Gomberg, captures the freewheeling spirit of the collective's live shows. An all-covers affair, the album additionally includes Sara leading vocals on the Grateful Dead's 'Brokedown Palace,' Sean essaying Roger Miller's wistful 'Not In Nottingham,' from Disney's 1973 animated Robin Hood, and Apple singing 'Where I Ought To Be,' originally performed by Skeeter Davis.
- Release Date: July 24, 2015
- Record Label: Family Hour Records
- UPC: 696859946189
- Number of Discs: 1