What a great evening with Sarah and her remarkable sidemen, Alex Hargreaves and Sam Grisman. Sugar Hill Records folks and a packed house were here to witness Sarah raising the roof! Enjoy these photos by Rodney Bursiel and highlight video produced by our own Blue Rock tech team.
Emerging bluegrass phenomenon, and Wimberley's own, Sarah Jarosz takes the Blue Rock stage for a concert celebrating her debut CD, Song Up in Her Head, to be released simultaneously with this event. Sugar Hill Records together with Blue Rock Studio invite you to join us for an unforgettable evening to mark the nationwide launch of this new album and concert festival tour. When we see her, Sarah will have just graduated from high school, packed her mandolin, and will be ready to hit the road. The rest of the world is about to find out about the artistry of Sarah Jarosz. Come help us give her a great home town send off.
From the Bluegrass News:
The bluegrass and acoustic music world has been buzzing this spring about a teen aged picker from Texas, Sarah Jarosz. Sarah is the newest artist signed to Sugar Hill Records by Gary Paczosa, the label’s Nashville-based producer who has previously brought Red Stick Ramblers and Donna The Buffalo to Sugar Hill. Sarah performs on banjo, guitar, mandolin and vocal, and writes her own songs. Her music shows a startling level of maturity.
She has shared the stage with some of the most celebrated acoustic artists in string music, and performed at major festivals like Telluride, Wintergrass and RockyGrass.
"I’m so excited and honored to be a Sugar Hill Recording Artist! I am proud to be a part of a record label that has a long and distinguished history of supporting great artists and music. Everyone associated with Sugar Hill Records and the Welk Music Group has been so encouraging and supportive of my music and what I’m trying to accomplish as an artist.”
What about her future education?
“I plan on going to college. I attend a public high school where I’m finishing up ..., and I am in the top ten percent of my class and in the National Honor Society. Doing well in school has always been important to me. Both of my parents are teachers, and they have always been extremely supportive of my love for music. Throughout the past several years, I have figured out a way to balance school and music, and I am able to play gigs and tour around a bit while still going to a public high school. I definitely want to continue performing and touring and sharing my music with as many people as possible.