Track of the Day: 'Crossing Muddy Waters'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Nothing like a good banjo for Labor Day weekend:

Andrew deValpine, a reader in Anchorage, flagged it for us:

It’s new to me, anyway. Not edgy or new musically, but it has sublime harmonies. (BTW, congratulations on Notes. I love it—whispers of the Dish, which I sorely miss.)

From the trio’s press release for their “I’m With Her Tour”:

[Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, and Aoife O’Donovan] have each begun working on their next solo records after spending the bulk of 2014 on the road. Watkins toured to support her release, Sun Midnight Sun, as well as A Dotted Line, the new Nickel Creek release. Jarosz just completed a year of touring for her latest release Build Me Up From Bones; and Aoife wrapped up touring for her album Fossils as well as special appearances surrounding The Goat Rodeo Sessions.

Only one scheduled date left for the “I’m With Her Tour” —September 19, in North Adams, Massachusetts. Have a brand new track you’d like to recommend for our daily feature? Email Update from a reader:

Just wanted to note that it’s also great when the songwriters are credited; this was from a CD by the same name and written by the excellent John Hiatt.