Jarosz builds up to new album
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
– Sarah Jarosz will release "Build Me Up From Bones," the third release from the 22-year-old artist on Oct. 1 via Sugar Hill Records.
"Build Me Up From Bones" was recorded in the midst of Jarosz's final semester at the New England Conservatory where she graduated with honors and touring. Following her mid-May graduation, she flew straight to Nashville to put the finishing touches on the album.
The Texas native penned 9 of 11 tracks, and while Jarosz previously tended to write and sing in third person narratives, her new material connects in a much more personal way. She also covers Joanna Newsom's Book of Right-On and Bob Dylan's Simple Twist of Fate.
Gary Paczosa co-produced the disc. The recording included Alex Hargreaves (fiddle) and Nathaniel Smith (cello) with whom Jarosz has been touring with since 2010. As the recording progressed, other guests were added, including Dan Dugmore, Darrell Scott and Chris Thile.
Upcoming tour dates are:
June 21-22 - Telluride, CO - Michael D. Palm Theatre
July 6 - Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival
July 7- Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival
July 11 - Tupelo, MS - Down on Main Street
July 13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
July 18 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
July 20 - Alta, WY - Targhee Fest
July 25 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
July 26 - Hiram, ME - Ossipee Valley Music Festival
7-27- Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
July 28 - Ogunquit, ME - Jonathan's Restaurant
Aug. 10 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
8-11 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre
Sept. 7 - Charlottesville, VA - Monticello
Sept. 20 - North Adams, MA - Fresh Grass Festival
Sept. 28 - Hamilton, OH - Parrish Auditorium
Oct. 10 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
Oct. 12 - Stoughton, WI - Stoughton Opera House
Oct. 20 - Johnson City, TN - Mountain Stage D.P. Culp University Center
Nov. 7 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre (with the Milk Carton Kids)
Nov. 9 - Fischer, TX - Rice Festival
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