Sarah Jarosz At Grand Ole Opry
Sarah Jarosz began mastering music at age 10 with the mandolin. Since then, she learned to play so many instruments that she could be her own one-woman string band that is if she could play them all at once. Mature beyond her years, the Texas-native who was raised just outside of Austin earned admirers from Austin City Limits’ Terry Lickona at a young age.
Her debut album, Song Up In Her Head, was released under Sugar Hill Records at the tail-end of her senior year of high school. The album received great praise for the new, young artist and rocketed to No. 1 on the Top Bluegrass Albums Chart. That fall, she enrolled in Boston’s prestigious New England Conservatory of Music, received a Grammy nomination, and appeared on Austin City Limits and A Prairie Home Companion.
In 2011, she released her second studio album, Follow Me Down, before setting off on a whirlwind tour throughout the United States, Canada, and two trips to Europe to participate in the Transatlantic Sessions, a folk collaboration of top musicians. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Top Bluegrass Albums Chart.
Despite reaching several of her goals already, the young artist is focused on school at NEC and plans her tours for holiday breaks and weekends.