Sarah Jarosz is a bluegrass multi-instramentalist, singer and songwriter whose first CD, Song Up in Her Head, was released by Sugar Hill Records on June 16, 2009. She was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Country Instrumental Performance for the track “Mansinneedof” from that album. Her second album, Follow Me Down, was released on May 17, 2011.
Jarosz was born in Austin, TX on May 23, 1991, but was raised in Wimberley TX. Fourteen year old Sarah Jarosz emerged on the scene around 2005 as someone to watch. Jamming onstage with bluegrass icons David Grisman and Ricky Skaggs, she played her mandolin with a sure touch and real joy. It looked and sounded comfortable in her then twelve-year-old hands. She started writing songs on the guitar and took up the banjo. While her instrumental talents are formidable, “Sarah is a singer. She’s just flat got it” -Tim O’Brien.