The 31-year-old fiddler and singer Sara Watkins has visited Utah several times since her bluegrass group Nickel Creek disbanded, and memorably with the Decemberists at a Twilight Concert (adding the female harmonies that Gillian Welch contributed to the Portland band's "The King is Dead" album) as well as a guest stint with Garrison Keillor at a Red Butte Garden show.
Those touring experiences, as well as performing since she was 8, helped create Watkins' 2012 album "Sun Midnight Sun," her second and most accomplished solo record.
2013 will be another busy year for Watkins, who spent much of 2012 as an opening act. "I'm excited to headline a lot," Watkins told The Tribune. "I opened a lot for Dawes and my friend Jackson Browne."