Blinders On

Blinders On

by Sean Watkins
     
 

Nickel Creek guitarist/vocalist Sean Watkins put the Grande Ole Opry behind him with Blinders On, a 15-track foray into pop, rock, and the wonders of digital recording. From the opening Adrian Belew-esque guitar loop on "Summer's Coming" to the angsty, mandolin-led love song "Whipping Boy" -- the latter evolves into a full-onSee more details below

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Nickel Creek guitarist/vocalist Sean Watkins put the Grande Ole Opry behind him with Blinders On, a 15-track foray into pop, rock, and the wonders of digital recording. From the opening Adrian Belew-esque guitar loop on "Summer's Coming" to the angsty, mandolin-led love song "Whipping Boy" -- the latter evolves into a full-on flat-picked guitar and cello jam about five minutes in -- it's clear that the shy, quiet Nickel Creek guitar player is coming out of his shell. Like fellow Creek members Chris Thile and sister Sara Watkins, Sean is a musical sponge filtering whatever genre he comes in contact with through his own unique brand of composition. Sparse and often dissonant band-aids ("Hello...Goodbye" and the Radiohead-tinged "Happy New Year") serve as bridges to full-on new acoustic confections like "Starve Them to Death," "No Lighted Windows," and the mournful "They Sail Away." Blinders On is pure California road pop, and while it occasionally veers into detached Pro Tools trickery, Watkins is an honest enough songwriter that his words peek through the sound waves like shark fins.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2006
Label:
Sugarhill
UPC:
0015891398822
catalogNumber:
3988
Rank:
128575

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sean Watkins   Primary Artist,Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Sampling,Drum Loop,Vocal Harmony
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano,Harmonium,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Xylophone,Wurlitzer,Toy Xylophone
Jon Brion   Piano
Byron House   Bass,Pizzicato
Duncan Moore   Drums
Mark Schatz   Bass
Judith Ablon   Viola
Scott Fritz   Loops
Glenn Kotche   Drums,Vibes
Gabe Witcher   Fiddle
Sara Watkins   Fiddle,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Rushad Eggleston   Cello
Matthew Walker   Cello
Alison Gooding   Violin
Zeneba Bowers   Violin
Jon Foreman   Vocal Harmony
Jon Forman   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ray Kennedy   Mastering
Peter Sprague   Engineer
Dan Wilson   Composer
John Frizzell   Composer
Scott Fritz   Engineer
Sean Watkins   Composer,drum machine,Art Direction
Wendy Stamberger   Art Direction
Vanessa Price   grooming
Loren Witcher   Illustrations

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