“Simple Twist of Fate” [Bob Dylan]
Wow. Just wow. This cover gives me goosebumps before she even starts singing. Sarah Jarosz is a very young phenom in the bluegrass world. At age 18 she released her debut album and was nominated for a Grammy award. This year she released her third album, Build Me Up From Bones, as she graduated from the New England Conservatory of music in Boston. At 22 years old, with her flawless voice and mastery of multiple instruments, I think it’s an understatement to say her career looks promising!
Build Me Up From Bones is where you’ll find this incredibly beautiful Bob Dylan cover and tonight you can hear the album from start to finish on mvyradio’s Album Of the Week (9PM).
I’ve been making what I call “block” mixes for my Dad for a few years now. I pick two songs from every artist I decide to include and put them one after another…hence the term “block”. It’s usually newer stuff and things I’ve been listening to non stop. I called this one “Block Mix 2011” but then realized that the Delta Spirit album came out in 2010. Oh well, I suppose it’s just what I’ve really been digging this year.
Sarah Jarosz – “Come On Up to the House”
Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello… as if Sarah Jarosz didn’t kill me on her own, her two bandmates on this song and the entire Austin City Limits program I caught a few weeks back are unbelievable! Here the trio closes out their set with a Tom Waits cover:
Sarah Jarosz – “My Muse”
Last night I flipped on PBS and caught Sarah Jarosz on Austin City Limits. WOW. She had two incredible young men playing with her, on cello and violin. The trio was just blowing me away with their talent. Then, Sarah played a softer tune by herself that took my breath away. The melody is almost haunting and the lyrics are so beautiful. It’s really hard to believe she’s only 19 years old. Check it out: