Sugar Hill Records has announced May 17 as the release date for Sarah Jarosz’s second album, Follow Me Down.
This talented young singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will see her new CD hit just as she completes her second year of studies at the New England Conservatory in Boston, and mere days before her 20th birthday.
Given the demands of Sarah’s academic schedule, recording sessions for Follow Me Down were staggered and scattered. Several tracks were cut in Boston where she lives, using her tour support mates Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nat Smith on cello. She trekked to New York City for a session with Punch Brothers, and journeyed to Nashville to track with Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Viktor Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Shawn Colvin and Darrell Scott.
Jarosz produced the record herself, along with Gary Paczosa. She plays banjo, guitar, mandolin and mandocello, but it is her distinctive voice and compelling compositions that will draw you into her music.
Just listen to a snippet here of Annabelle Lee, her adaptation of the Edgar Allen Poe poem.
We hope to speak with Sarah about the new CD before it is released in May.