In the age of isolation, AUK is bringing you regular ‘mini-gigs’ to help connect you, dear reader, to the outside world. We are featuring great artists performing fantastic songs, coming all the way from their home to yours to lift the gloom a little. For folk and Americana fans around the world, Sarah Jarosz needs little introduction. As part of folk-supergroup, I’m With Her, Jarosz won this year’s Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song for the 2019 single ‘Call My Name’. That was her third Grammy.
When she picked up a mandolin at the age of nine, it was to set Jarosz on a fabulous musical journey, which continues with her first solo album since 2016’s Grammy-winning ‘Undercurrent’ on 5th June 2020. ‘World on the Ground’, produced by John Leventhal (Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello), is a collection of small-town, character-driven narratives, rich in detail and drama. It promises to be one of this year’s essential listens.
For your enjoyment, Jarosz has recorded a marvellous Phil Collins cover, ‘Long Long Way to Go’, with Jeff Picker. It sounds stunningly good, especially the emotive vocal and skilled guitar-work. Relax. Enjoy. Share. That’s what it’s all about. And wash your hands.
‘World on the Ground’ is due out June 5th on Rounder Records.
Sarah Jarosz – vocal, octave mandolin
Jeff Picker – electric bass