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Sean Watkins


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Sean Watkins (born February 18, 1977) is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, and is one third of the contemporary folk band Nickel Creek and one part of the alt. folk duo Fiction Family with Jon Foreman from Switchfoot . His sister Sara Watkins, also a member of Nickel Creek, plays violin and sings background vocals on the second of his two solo albums. As a whole, Nickel Creek recently participated in a project dubbed Mutual Admiration Society, a collaboration with former Toad The Wet Sprocket singer Glen Phillips. As a solo musician, Sean Watkins early material was contemporary bluegrass, but as time goes on, he has incorporated various other influences into his music (especially indie rock). Sean Watkins’s solo music career seems to be going the same path as Nickel Creek; turning from beautiful traditional bluegrass songs to indie rock with bluegrass instrumentation. Sean Watkins is the oldest member of Nickel Creek. “My first instrument was the piano when I was six”, Sean recalls. “I took classic instruction for seven years, but three years into that I discovered bluegrass music, through my piano teacher’s son, who had a bluegrass band that played every Saturday night at a pizza place in Carlsbad. I really got into it, and when Sara and I met Chris, we started playing with him on Saturday nights too.”[1]


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  • eddino55

    BIG SEAN WATKINS,NICKEL CREEK Fan here. Should five a listen to his Fiction Family stuff. It's very good as well.

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DarkestStorm91

    v Probably because people who downloaded them never changed the caps once they were imported. I like this guy. His lyrics are nice and sweet. <3

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Blu-

    Why do his songs keep appearing in all caps?

    21 Feb 2011 Reply
  • gui_x

    who ?

    4 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Musicboehmy

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    17 Jan 2010 Reply
  • apple_scruff77

    I'm glad Sean has some listeners, music_freak77 is right, his music is devastatingly beautiful.

    3 May 2009 Reply
  • music_freak77

    0 listeners?!?!? that's insane! he's soooooooooooo good and his music is devastaningly beautiful.

    26 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Flagg19

    this is freaking nuts. Sean deserves more - if he was put onto a maistream radio i bet hed get increadibly popular - even though im against that whole music-buisnesses-controling-what-musicians-do thing

    1 Nov 2006 Reply
  • pretence

    How can there honestly be 0 listeners? That's ... ridiculous.

    15 May 2006 Reply
  • qabwatt3

    this is insane

    1 May 2006 Reply

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