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Thursday, September 3, 2009

High School Grad, ‘Contemporary –Bluegrass Prodigy’ Sarah Jarosz


Sarah Jarosz just finished high school, but don’t let that fool you. She’s shared the stage with bluegrass superstars like Ricky Scaggs and David Grisman, just to name a few. With her debut album, Song Up in Her Head (Sugar Hill Records), Jarosz is showing everyone that age is, in fact, just a number.

She began singing at age two and by the time she was 10 she learned the banjo and mandolin. Jarosz then learned the guitar and added clawhammer banjo, octave mandolin and piano to the list-impressive, right?

Song Up in Her Head was released this past June and has since been reviewed by Rolling Stone, calling Jarosz the “ latest contemporary- bluegrass prodigy”. She has been featured on NPR music and her album was the No. 1 selling title recently at Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas.

-Ashley Thompson
Currently listening to “Tell Me True” by Sarah Jarosz

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