Posts Tagged ‘See You Around’

Image may contain: 3 people, text

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

I'm with her

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. Beginning with a jaunty fiddle vamp that leads into an eerie, three-part harmony verse, “Game to Lose” combines the members’ respective musical talents for a performance that’s both delicate and gutsy, seamlessly transitioning between sections. The chorus scales back to one voice, but the weighty lyrics explore the risk of a passionate pursuit under potentially dire circumstances.

This all-star Americana trio I’m With Her has been touring mid-sized theaters with impressive regularity for a group without a proper album on the market. On February 16th, the group – Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins known as I’m With Her will release their debut album “Game To Lose” is from I’m With Her’s full-length debut album, See You Around.