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Jarosz plans to release single in November

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 – Bluegrass artist Sarah Jarosz will release two new songs titled "The New 45" on Sugar Hill on Nov. 2.

The songs were recorded in Nashville on the 19-year-old's summer break from New England Conservatory in Boston where she is a sophomore. "The New 45" combines the original composition My Muse (to be included on her upcoming full-length release) plus Bill Withers' Grandma's Hands. Both tracks are previously unreleased, and this will be the only chance for fans to purchase Grandma's Hands. Vinyl pressings to be made available at select outlets and on Jarosz's website later in the month.

Jarosz released her debut, "Song Up In Her Head" in June 2009. A contemporary improvisation major at NEC with a focus on vocal performance, she has balanced a full school schedule and national performances, while continuing to write and collect material for her sophomore release - due out spring 2011.

An Austin City Limits performance in which she's paired with Steve Martin will air on Saturday, Nov. 6. My Muse is one of the songs featured on ACL.

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Build Me Up From Bones CD review - Build Me Up From Bones
Aging has worked wonders for Sarah Jarosz because she sounds better and better with each release. On her third disc, the Texas native, who occupies a musical turf straddling bluegrass, country and acoustic music, Jarosz proves to be more confident than ever in her vocal delivery. There's some bite in Fuel the Fire with a lot of banjo, courtesy of Jarosz herself, plucking going on all around here. Jarosz shines on the pared down, low key take on Dylan's Simple Twist of Fate with a »»»
Follow Me Down CD review - Follow Me Down
For those of us who have been around long enough to remember browsing through long racks of LPs at the local record store (remember them?), one of the oldest tricks in evaluating an album from a new, unknown artist is to scan the liner notes to see who the sidemen are - the principle being, you can judge an artist by the company he or she keeps. In the CD age, that's not always possible since the credits are often shrink-wrapped away on the inside, but in the case of Sarah Jarosz, it's a »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
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