Multi-instrumentalist, Grammy Award-nominee and wunderkind Sarah Jarosz is coming to Roanoke.
Jarosz, who this year received Grammy nominations for Best American Roots Song and Best Folk Album, will hit the venue on March 13. The nominations come from her September release, “Build Me Up From Bones,” which is just a very fine album. Go sample it at http://sarahjarosz.com/build-me-up-from-bones/, and then seriously consider buying it, because you should know by now that Spotify is not a way for musicians to make money. Mitigating this is the fact that she has the Spotify widget on her ownsite.
At her best and spookiest, the Texas-born New England Conservatory grad is like a way postmodern female Dock Boggs, though minus the Southwest Virginia twang. Instrumentally, she is spot on, too, and she had good taste in side performers.
It’s been several years since I caught her at Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, but I remember her and her band playing a strong live show. Jefferson Center members can get their tickets now and the rest of us can get them on Jan. 6 via http://www.jeffcenter.org/sarahjarosz.