Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek and The Watkins Family Hour shares his 10 Essential Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket songs. Sean has gone from being a fan of Toad The Wet Sprocket to writing, recording and touring with Glen Phillips in a variety of configurations including the Works Progress Administration and the Mutual Admiration Society. In this episode he shares details of that connection, what about Glen’s music inspires him musically, lyrically, and performance-wise, he provides some truly wonderful insight into some of Glen’s greatest songs in and out of Toad The Wet Sprocket, how and why it is that Glen just gets better and better, and much more.
Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days discovering music and songwriting, the quick and early success of Toad The Wet Sprocket and what it meant to him in his 20s and currently, his reunion with Toad, how he balances that with his solo career, his rebirth at Largo and connecting with the Watkins Family Hour, his thoughts on marriage, divorce, relationships, fatherhood, spirituality and so much more. Also a lot of discussion around his new, deeply personal album Swallowed By The New.
Sean Watkins joins Eric in conversation. You may know Sean from the Grammy-winning progressive country, bluegrass, Americana group Nickel Creek. You may know Sean from WPA with Toad The Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips. You may know Sean from The Watkins Family Hour with his sister Sara Watkins, Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench and more. You may know Sean from Fiction Family with Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman. Hopefully you’ll get to know him for his solo career too. He just released a new fantastic, smart and solid solo album, What To Fear and it’s worth checking out. Hope you enjoy this conversation with this humble and talented artist.