Jarosz announces new album
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
– Three-time GRAMMY winner Sarah Jarosz announced the June 5 release of "World On The Ground" (Rounder Records), her first new album in four years.
The soulful collection - produced by John Leventhal (Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello) and recorded in his Manhattan home studio - follows Jarosz's Grammy-winning 2016 release "Undercurrent" (Rounder).
The disc is a collection of stories both real and imagined exploring the tension and inertia of small-town living. Jarosz, a native of Wimberley, Texas (pop. 2,626) and current New York City resident, explores the desire for escape set against the ease of staying put.
"World On the Ground" takes its title from "Pay It No Mind," in which wisdom is passed down through song by a bird looking down at the world: "When the world on the ground is gonna swallow you down, sometimes you've got to pay it no mind." The song's "little bird stretching her wings" graces the album's cover, an Erin E. Murray painting gifted to Jarosz from her parents.
In addition to her solo work, she is also a member of the Grammy-winning group I'm With Her and is a frequent guest on Live From Here with Chris Thile. The multi-instrumentalist first started with the mandolin at age nine and earned her first GRAMMY nomination at age 18 for her 2009 debut, "Song Up in Her Head."
The tracklist is:
2. Pay It No Mind
5. Orange and Blue
6. I'll Be Gone
8. What Do I Do
9. Empty Square
10. Little Satchel
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