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Works Progress Administration

Works Progress Administration - Words and Music - 2009

by Claudia Marshall
It's only the band's name, Works Progress Administration, that goes back to the 1930s. In 2007, Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Luke Bulla of Lyle Lovett's band, formed their group after talking about all the material they hadn't recorded with their other outfits. Their debut album, 'WPA,' features contributions from a dream team of Americana and Folk Rock musicians including Sean's sister Sara Watkins and the pianist Benmot Tench.