Celebrated singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz is coming to the Peace Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and go on sale Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.
It’s hard to believe that singer and multi-instrumentalist Jarosz is only 25 years old, because she’s packed a lot of experience into that quarter-century. By the time she signed a record deal with Sugar Hill in her senior year of high school, she’d learned to play clawhammer banjo, guitar, and mandolin. And around the same time that her first album came out in 2009, she enrolled in the New England Conservatory of Music, graduating with honors in 2013 with a degree in contemporary improvisation.
She also somehow found time in between school and working with Bela Fleck, Victor Krauss, Jerry Douglas, and Shawn Colvin, among many others, to write, record, and co-produce 2016’s “Undercurrent” album, which has been nominated for three Grammy awards. Bathed in a hazy, autumnal production (by Jarosz and long-time collaborator Gary Paczosa), the album is a series of stark, intimately stripped-down songs that delicately layer acoustic instruments and Jarosz’s light but powerful voice into shimmering webs of music. It feels like both a logical extension of her previous albums and a huge step forward, and the title is an apt metaphor for the changes Jarosz was going through while recording it.
For more information, call 864-467-3000 or visit peacecenter.org.
Venue: Peace Center,
Date: Saturday, April 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 (on-sale Feb. 10 @ 10 a.m.)
Info: 864-467-3000, peacecenter.org