Sara Watkins performs in the studio

Sara Watkins performs "Move Me" from her album "Young In All The Wrong Ways," live in the studios of 89.3 The Current. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Sara Watkins - Say So (live on The Current & Radio Heartland) 03:47
  • Sara Watkins - Without a Word (live on The Current & Radio Heartland) 03:55
  • Sara Watkins - Move Me (live on The Current & Radio Heartland) 04:16

When you listen closely to the lyrics in Sara Watkins' latest album, Young In All The Wrong Ways, one might be tempted to think she wrote the songs in the midst of a major life-changing relationship breakup. But you'd be wrong … in all the wrong ways.

This is Watkins' first album of completely original material. Dan Wilson did collaborate with her a little here and there, as did her producer Gabe Witcher. Watkins says she sees this album as "a hopeful record." She says it's about "progress and moving forward, and not resolving to the rut that you found yourself in."

Watkins and her trio stopped into the studio to play a few tunes from the new record.

Songs Performed


"Say So"
"Without a Word"
"Move Me"
All songs from Sara Watkins' 2016 album, Young In All The Wrong Ways, available on New West Records.

Hosted by Mike Pengra
Produced by Anna Reed and Mike Pengra
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Jalen Russell
Visuals by Nate Ryan

Resources

Sara Watkins - official site

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    Sara Watkins and David Garza performing in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Sara Watkins performs in The Current studio.
    Sara Watkins performs in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Sara Watkins and David Garza
    Sara Watkins and David Garza performing in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Sara Watkins performs in The Current studio.
    Sara Watkins performs in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    David Garza performs with Sara Watkins in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Sara Watkins performs in The Current studio.
    Sara Watkins performs in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Sara Watkins performs in The Current studio.
    Sara Watkins performs in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Sara Watkins portrait. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Sara Watkins portrait (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Sara Watkins portrait (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Sara Watkins portrait (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Sara Watkins portrait (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

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