SARA WATKINS, ECCLES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Park City, Saturday, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., $22-$67
Sara Watkins is no stranger to Salt Lake City. For years the singer and fiddle player came through town as part of the young bluegrass aces Nickel Creek alongside mandolin ace Chris Thile and her guitar-playing brother Sean Watkins. Since that ace group split, she's created some excellent solo music of her own, and toured as a member of the Decemberists as well as on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion radio show. Expect a night of excellent musicianship and sterling vocals, along with plenty of songs from her 2012 release Sun Midnight Sun. Joining Watkins in Park City for the show is Ruth Moody, a Canadian songstress and one-time member of the Wailin' Jennys.