Who Are I’m With Her? 5 Things You Need to Know
The term "supergroup" seems tailor-made for roots rockers I'm With Her; after all, the trio is comprised of Nickel Creek co-founder Sara Watkins, Grammy Awards-winning singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz and folk-bluegrass lifer Aoife O'Donovan. Still, the latter isn't necessarily comfortable using such a lofty term to describe the group.
"I think those girls are super," O'Donovan recently told The Boot with a laugh, "but I think supergroup is a scary term because it implies we're late-career artists. We all see our careers as having a long way to go, so, to me, it feels silly to call ourselves that, but I take it as a compliment."
I'm With Her released their debut album, See You Around, on Feb. 16. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the record is a lovely fusion of bluegrass, folk and country, all bolstered by incisive arrangements and adventurous harmonies. Look no further than the hushed and adventurous "I-89," a bluesy R&B song that piles on banjo, gritty grooves and mandolin.
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