Theft of the Dial: I'm With Her

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(L-R) Aoife O'Donovan, Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz of I'm With Her perform at the 2018 Americana Music Honors and Awards at Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Jason Davis/Getty Images)

I'm With Her — a supergroup comprising artists Aoife O'Donovan, Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins — have been making a splash with their captivating acoustic music and powerful vocals ever since they first decided to join forces back in 2014.

When they were in town for a recent show at First Avenue, I'm With Her stopped at The Current to record a special Theft of the Dial for International Women's Day where each band member selected a song they wanted to play.

Aoife O'Donovan: Bonnie Raitt - "That Song About the Midway"

"One of the reasons why I love this song so much is because it's a song by the great Joni Mitchell from an early record of hers, but the Bonnie Raitt recording to me just takes it to a whole new level: incredible vocals, incredible production, and of course, a great song."

Sarah Jarosz: Nancy Griffith - "I Wish It Would Rain"

"I've always loved this song, especially growing up in Texas and being so fond of all the great Texas singer-songwriters there are, especially Nancy. I remember driving around in the car in Wimberley, Texas, my hometown, listening to my mom sing along to this song in particular."

Sara Watkins: Linda Ronstadt - "Tracks of My Tears"

"I love this song. I grew up listening to Linda Ronstadt's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 in our family car, driving around. And I have such vivid memories of singing super loud, — right along with Linda — as she holds nothing back on this vocal. I love that entire record, but this song in particular is a standout for me."

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    I'm With Her perform at the Virginia Street Church in Saint Paul, Minn., in March 2018. (MPR Photo | Nate Ryan)