Onetime Americana and roots music prodigy Sarah Jarosz is now both an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist (mandolin, banjo, guitar) and, particularly on her 2011 album Follow Me Down, an accomplished singer and songwriter. Jarosz spent her spare time as senior in high-school recording what was to become her 2009 debut album so it's only fitting that she recently spend her last semester at The New England Conservatory of Music knocking out her new September 24 album Build Me Up From Bones (Sugar Hill). While known for her mastery of traditional folk styles, the Texas-born Jarosz has developed an appetite for more adventurous leanings -- what she calls a "no boundaries" attitude -- and has toured with Decemberists offshoot Black Prairie. Her new album promises even more risk-taking, adding covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Joanna Newsom and developing a more personal, first-person approach to her songwriting. For a preview, click through to check out the performance videos for two new songs: the LP's title track and "A Thousand Things."
Sarah Jarosz - "A Thousand Things" (Live)