Sara Watkins has had a deceptively long career in music
despite her young age. She came onto the scene as a member of the
progressive Bluegrass group Nickel Creek, which featured her brother
Sean Watkins and budding genius Chris Thile.
The story behind this all-star contemporary Folk/Bluegrass/AltCountry band is an unusual one. Although the group playing the Southgate House is a five-piece based around three singers/frontmen in guitarists Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) and fiddler/guitarist Luke Bulla, plus bassist Sebastian Steinberg and drummer Jerry Roe, its roots are in something very different.