Newgrass Concert Preview: Sarah Jarosz

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.


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.