Friday Music Two-fer Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz (another New England Conservatory-trained musician) is a prodigiously talented young Texan who sings, writes, and plays the mandolin, octave mandolin, banjo and guitar. She just finished up a European tour with veteran roots music divas Aoife O'Donovan (see last week's video) and Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek).

In 2011 (when she was about 19) she was invited to be part of the BBC's musical production called the Transatlantic Sessions (based in Glasgow, Scotland) featuring bluegrass/folk/roots musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. Here is the video from that session. Sarah is playing a 6-string clawhammer banjo with the house band. The song is Annabelle Lee, based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, music by Jarosz and Cameron Scoggins.

Sarah's usual touring band mates are Alex Hargreaves (fiddle) and Nathaniel Smith (cello). Here they are at the Newport Folk Festival in 2013 playing a Jarosz original, Fuel the Fire.