Last year, the SoCal bluegrass trio Nickel Creek toured for the first time in seven years, but their singer-guitarist, Sean Watkins, managed to remain prolific with numerous other projects. He’s only just now getting around to fully promoting his third solo album, All I Do Is Lie, which came out in June, and he continues to perform with Fiction Family (a duo with Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman), Works Progress Administration (an all-star band with Glen Phillips and Luke Bulla) and The Watkins Family Hour (a celebrity-studded gathering at Largo, co-hosted by his sister Sara). On top of all that, Watkins has backed Lyle Lovett and Jackson Browne and recorded with Hank Williams Jr. and Dolly Parton. Watkins’ impressive agility on guitar sometimes overshadows the comforting warmth of his down-home vocals.
Fri., Jan. 30, 8 p.m., 2015
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