Nickel Creek’s Sean Watkins to release solo album ‘All I Do Is Lie’ July 1st

By on June 8, 2014
Nickel Creek

(photo: Maarten de Boer)

During a nine year recording hiatus from his Grammy award winning band Nickel Creek, singer/songwriter/guitarist Sean Watkins released his third solo album Blinders On, teamed up with Switchfoot singer, Jon Foreman, to form the band Fiction Family, as well as co-founded the experimental supergroup Works Progress Administration (WPA). In addition, for the last decade Sean & his sister Sara Watkins (also from Nickel Creek) have hosted a monthly residency at the Hollywood club, Largo, for their popular music show, Watkins Family Hour, which has featured guests such as Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Booker T, Grant Lee Phillips, John C. Reily, among many others.

Sean has toured as a side man with Jackson Browne and Lyle Lovett. His session work resume includes playing guitar, mandolin and singing on records by notable artists such as Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, Steve Martin/Edie Brickell, the Chieftains, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Hank Williams Jr. and Dan Wilson.

Sean is currently busier than ever. Hot on the heels of Nickel Creek’s recently released acclaimed sixth studio album, A Dotted Line, he’s set to hit the road with the reunited band for a summer-long U.S. tour (dates below), and will be releasing his fourth solo album, All I Do Is Lie, on July 1st. These 10 self-penned numbers were recorded in pieces between June 2012 and July 2013 in Los Angeles, Encinitas, Davenport, IA, Ann Arbor, MI and in a few hotel rooms across the Midwest. Joining Sean on this effort are his sister Sara, Gillian Welch and Greg Leisz, among others.

Sean Watkins’ All I Do Is Lie will be available on CD and digital formats via Roaring Girl Records on July 1st.


1. Since The Day That I Was Born

2. Wave As We Run

3. All I Do Is Lie

4. Made For TV Movie

5. Don’t Say You Love Me

6. This Will End In Tears

7. What Wanting Means

8. The God You Serve

9. Keep Your Promises

10. Meredith


Jun 19  Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, CO

Jul 09  Meijer Gardens – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Sarah Jarosz

Jul 10  Kresge Auditorium – Interlochen, MI w/ Sarah Jarosz

Jul 11  Taste of Chicago – Grant Park, Chicago, IL w/ Emmylou Harris & others

Jul 12  Michigan Theater – Ann Arbor, MI w/ Secret Sisters

Jul 14  An Appalachian Summer Festival – Boone, NC

Jul 15  Roanoke Performing Arts Center – Roanoke, VA w/ Secret Sisters

Jul 17  Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival – Oak Hill, NY

Jul 18  Cain Park – Cleveland Heights, OH w/ Secret Sisters

Jul 19  LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH w/ Secret Sisters

Jul 20  Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY

Jul 22  Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Secret Sisters

Jul 24  Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell – Brooklyn, NY w/ Secret Sisters

Jul 25  The Green at Shelburne Museum  – Shelburne, VT w/ Secret Sisters

Jul 26  Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI

Aug 01  Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery – Woodinville, WA w/ Secret Sisters

Aug 01  Pickathon – Happy Valley, OR

Aug 03  Mondavi Center – Davis, CA w/ Secret Sisters

Aug 04  Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA w/ Secret Sisters

Aug 06  Idaho Botanical Garden – Boise, ID w/ Secret Sisters

Aug 07  Wlima Theatre – Missoula, MT w/ Secret Sisters

Aug 08  Targhee Bluegrass Festival – Alta, WY

Aug 09  Festival at Sandpoint – Sandpoint, ID

Aug 13  The Filene Center at Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA w/ Josh Ritter

Aug 14  Koka Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC w/ Josh Ritter

Aug 15  nTelos Wireless Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA w/ Josh Ritter

Aug 16  Hot August Music Festival – Cockeysville, MD

Aug 18  The Pageant – St Louis, MO w/ Sarah Jarosz

Aug 19  Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO w/ Sarah Jarosz

Aug 20  Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK w/ Sarah Jarosz

Aug 22  The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX w/ Sarah Jarosz

Aug 23  ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX w/ Sarah Jarosz

Aug 24  ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX w/ Sarah Jarosz

Aug 31  JAS Aspen Snowmass – Aspen, CO





Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.