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Sarah Jarosz is another extremely talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has played with Aoife O’Donovan who I featured in my previous post. As with many artists, it is difficult to peg her into a genre. I think that’s a good thing. She might be labeled bluegrass, old-time, folk or pop.

Sarah is still quite young having been born in 1991. Here is  an older video of her performing in 2010.

Sarah plays octave mandolin on many of her recordings. The octave mandolin has a scale length less than a mandocello. Some mandocellos and octave mandolins look like overgrown mandolins (generally “A” shaped – teardrop-like) but Sarah plays a model that is made like an archtop guitar.

The next video for this post shows Sarah in the studio with Sara Watkins and Aoife O’Donovan recording Crossing Muddy Waters

The final video is of a Tiny Desk concert.


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