Newgrass Concert Preview: Sarah Jarosz

Written by  Published in Previews Sunday, 12 June 2011 17:00

OK, all you folkies in Portland- listen good. If you want a new bluegrass singer to love, look no further. Sarah Jarosz is "Gillian Welch's long-lost daughter," according to Rolling Stone. Not sure yet? Download and listen to this- "Annabelle Lee," a haunting bluegrass ballad that features Jarosz's lovely voice and some serious fiddling.

What I like about Sarah Jarosz is that she brings folk and bluegrass into modern times, much like Gillian Welch did (does). Her songs are far from a simple country singer's- they have elements of mystery and darkness mixed in.

SarahJaroszPhotographbyDal

Photography by Dal

If you liked what you heard, you can see Sarah Jarosz on Monday, June 13 at Mississippi Studios. The show is $15 and also features David Jacobs-Strain. Sarah Jarosz is worth a look-see! Sarah's album Follow Me Down can be purchased here. And yes, "Annabelle Lee" is on it.

 

Last modified on Sunday, 12 June 2011 14:10
Liz Livengood

Liz recently returned to her hometown of Portland, OR from San Francisco, where she wrote consumer product reviews forWired magazine. Writing about music has been a lifelong dream for her. She learned about music from her supercool sisters in the '80s, who exposed her to everything from Pet Shop Boys to Slaughter. Known for remembering every song she hears, Liz can never ignore lyrics, which can either make or break a song, in her opinion. When not rocking out at shows, Liz spends time singing a lot of karaoke and playing Rock Band. She can't help being a nerd, okay?

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