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Sarah Jarosz



Biography

Sarah Jarosz combines the musical sensibilities she acquired while playing bluegrass music as a young girl in Texas, what she learned at the prestigious New England Conservatory as a vocal improvisation honors graduate, and the influence of her musical heroes and peers, to create her own unique voice. As evidenced by multiple Grammy and Americana Music nominations, Jarosz has succeeded in marrying her instrumental prowess, songwriting, and vocals in that place where contemporary folk, roots, and Americana music intersect. Her fourth album, Undercurrent, is a sublimely resonant song cycle anchored around a haunting quartet of songs written and performed solo by the artist: "Early Morning Light," "Everything to Hide," "Take Another Turn," and "Jacqueline." On Undercurrent, Jarosz moves into new territory, with songs that are her most personal to date and a record that ranges from intimate solo performances to delightful and unexpected explorations. The album captures her process of personal evolution as well as the inspirational nature of change.
Sarah Jarosz