What happens when three of the most celebrated women in Americana hole up in an Airbnb for a week? In the case of Aofie O’Donavan, Sara Watkins, and Sarah Jarosz they form a band a write one hell of an album. The trio know as I’m With Her all have performed in separate acts throughout the years to wild acclaim and success, but there’s something especially captivating and hypnotic about these women when they join in three part harmony. Each is a talented vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter and when they combined their skillsets the world wound up with a crisp and welcoming album that feels like a warm summer’s day. Pulling on folk, Americana, and bluegrass influences See You Around is hard to pin down genre wise and the album floats between hopeful, grounded, grateful, wistful, and cynical. Each of the women has an equal part taking lead in different songs and yet each track feels cohesive and the women shine most as a group.
I’m With Her frequently performs around a single mic, effortlessly weaving around each other and moving back and forth to live mix their vocals and instrument levels. Their blend is astonishing. Check out this live performance at the Kennedy Center featuring three covers: Bill Monroe, Dolly Parton, and an old traditional. It’s an impressive feat.
Release date: February 16th, 2018
Similar artist(s): Nickel Creek, The Wailin' Jennys, Mipso
Top tracks: See You Around, Ryland, Waitsfield