Saturday, April 02, 2011

Sarah Jarosz at (yes, hard to believe) Reston Community Center

On of our favorite CDs from 2010 was "Song Up In Her Head" from Sarah Jarosz.  I would describe it as contemporary bluegrass, but it goes beyond that and Sarah's new stuff, which we heard tonight ventures further beyond a neat roots label. 

The concert was fabulous, with Sarah accompanied by Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on Cello.  All of these folks are young (Sarah won't be 20 until May), but they are truly amazing musicians.  

The band was playing to a sold out and very enthusiastic audience, and they were obviously enjoying themselves.  All the band members hung out after the show and Eva was able to get Sarah's autograph.

Sarah has a new album (or as she says, record, which sounds funny coming from a 19 year old) coming out May 17.  It is called Follow Me Down, and she played a lot of it tonight. The music is great.  

Sarah will be back in the DC area in late May with gigs at Rams Head and Jammin Java.  


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