With the ‘Sold Out’ signs already gone up on Calexico’s show at the 18th Smithwick’s Kilkenny Roots Festival next May, the organisers have announced another very exciting show. “I’m With Her”, featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan will take to the Watergate Theatre stage on Sunday, May 3 at 7.30pm.
All mainstays of the acoustic, folk and roots world, they crossed paths many times throughout their careers. So, it comes as no surprise that – after an impromptu performance at the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival – the pieces fell into place for these three acclaimed musicians to collaborate.
Sara Watkins is a singer-songwriter and fiddler from California. She debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek along with her brother Sean and mandolinist Chris Thile.
Tickets are now on sale from The Watergate Theatre (0567761674), Rollercoaster Records (0567763669) and from the festival website, www.kilkennyroots.com