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Aoife O’Donovan, Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins are bound by a love for bluegrass, chamber music, jazz, storytelling and singing. Each of these three musicians, now united under the I’m With Her name, have performed at the Tiny Desk before. Sara Watkins was here with Nickel Creek (2014), Watkins Family Hour (2015) and The Decemberists (2011). Sarah Jarosz was here in 2013 and Aoife O’Donovan came along with Yo Yo Ma and Chris Thile as part of the Goat Rodeo project back in 2011. All three are brilliant players with an ever-shifting array of stringed instruments, guitars, ukulele, fiddle, mandolin and banjo. As I’m With Her, they know how to gather round a microphone and sing directly from their heart to yours. Purity is the brilliance behind I’m With Her.

The three singers who perform together as I’m With Her sound like sisters. It’s as if they’ve known each other all their lives and share common roots and musical memories.

The three songs they perform here come from the trio’s debut album, See You Around. It’s a sound made for the intimacy of the Tiny Desk and they all feel right at home.

Set List “See You Around” “Game to Lose” “Overland”

Musicians Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan

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“See You Around” is the title track and first song from the debut album full-length from I’m With Her. For those unfamiliar with name, they are the ‘supremely gifted’ Sarah Jarosz whose last album Undercurrent has set the bar still higher, Nickel Creek stalwart and solo artist Sara Watkins who released Young In All The Wrong Ways on New West last year, and ex-Crooked Still now solo artist (the Tucker Martine produced debut Fossils) Aoife O’Donovan.

The album will be released February 16th, 2018. The album was written in Los Angeles and Vermont and recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in a tiny English village near Bath, England. Co-produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Laura Marling, Paul McCartney) and the band, “See You Around” delivers a warmly textured sound that proves both fresh and timeless.

Very excited there’s a full-length album from I’m With Her coming in February. So lovely, their songs.

See You Around presents a warmly textured, yet stripped-down sound layered with lush guitar tones and crystalline harmonies. The album is comprised of 11 originals, penned by the band in Los Angeles and Vermont, plus the never before released Gillian Welch-penned “Hundred Miles.” With each member playing guitar and handling various aspects of the instrumentation— including fiddle and ukulele for Watkins, mandolin and banjo for Jarosz, piano and synth for O’Donovan—the band cut most of the album live, performing just a few feet away from each other in the tracking room. All through See You Around, I’m With Her exhibits a refined musicality that reflects their deep musical roots.

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I’m With Her the trio project from American folk favourites Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan have just released their new video “Little Lies”.

We wrote Little Lies in the hills of Echo Park, CA, on May 5th, 2017. Three days later, we recorded the song at a historic studio on Sunset Blvd. This is the first original song we are releasing as a band.

Despite the trio being around for the last couple of years “Little Lies” is their first original release and was written and recorded over three days back in May.