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Watkins Family Hour On World Cafe

Watkins Family Hour.
Watkins Family Hour.

What time is it? Why, it's the Watkins Family Hour, led by Sean and Sara Watkins of the bluegrass band Nickel Creek. The Watkins Family Hour is named after an informal appearance the siblings make in Los Angeles every month, featuring a rotation of guests that includes Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, members of Dawes and others. It's a chance for people to play a cover they love or try out a new song.

Now, the Watkins siblings are touring behind an album of songs that are popular with Family Hour audiences. Some of the regulars from the live show, including Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, join in the Watkins Family Hour's World Cafe performance. Hear the full session on this page.

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