Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins preps solo album

Punch Brothers

Watkins' self-titled solo debut features a wide range of collaborators for its 14 tracks, among them Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas, Tom Petty keyboardist Benmont Tench, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, as well as her old bandmates Thile and Watkins. John Paul Jones (of Led Zeppelin fame, natch) produced the album in studio sessions in L.A. and Nashville.

Sara Watkins hits stores April 7 on Nonesuch, with a national tour to follow.

Related links:
Feature: Nickel Creek - A Mandolin With No Country
News: Nickel Creek says goodbye for now

Got a news tip for Paste? E-mail