It was delightful to meet the young singer/fiddler/songwriter Sara Watkins and to hear her play with her brother Sean and bassist Tyler Chester. They performed live in WNYC's studios, capping off my second day as guest host on the Leonard Lopate show. I think Sara's interpretation (with Fiona Apple) of the Everly Brother's You're the One I Love on Sara's new album Sun Midnight Sun is my new favorite song.
I also love the song and the sentiment in Sara Watkins' song Take Up Your Spade, which finished her short set. In it she gently tells us all to get to work, and to "Give thanks for all that you've been given/Give thanks for who you can become."