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Sara Watkins Comes to WKCTC on March 5

Sara Watkins, Nickel Creek fiddle player and vocalist, will play at West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts on Friday, March 5, at 7:30 pm. Watkins and her band bring the spirit of the long-running Watkins Family Hour to her audiences with songs that have been tested and tweaked through the years . Other credits include NPRs Prairie Home Companion.

The 28-year-old singer-songwriter and fiddle player spent two decades with Nickel Creek, the Grammy Award-winning acoustic trio. The trio featured her brother Sean along with Chris Thile, now of Punch Brothers.

Saras self-titled solo disc, released in April 2009 and produced by former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, showcases Saras vocal and instrumental skills on the fiddle, guitar and ukulele. Watkins knows how to channel the plaintive emotions of classic country and timeless pop in her own work. For tickets call 270-534-3212 or order on line at www.artsinfocus.org. Adults - $17, Students/Children - $6.