Sugar Hill Records and Sarah Jarosz are excited to announce the release of two brand new songs titled The New 45. The songs were recorded in Nashville on the nineteen-year-olds’ summer break from New England Conservatory where she is currently a sophomore. The New 45 combines the original composition “My Muse” (to be included on her upcoming full-length release) plus the Bill Withers’ chestnut “Grandma’s Hands”. Both tracks are previously unreleased, and this will be the only chance for fans to purchase the crowd pleaser “Grandma’s Hands”. The digital release date for The New 45 is November 5th; limited vinyl pressings to be made available at select outlets and on Sarah’s website later in the month.
Since her debut release Song Up In Her Head dropped in June of 2009, Sarah Jarosz has garnered the attention of fans and critics alike. The New York Times dubbed the project “an unretouched gem committed to the dark corners of bluegrass past” and USA TODAY describes Sarah’s original “Edge of a Dream” as “at once precocious and achingly pure”. A contemporary improvisation major at NEC with a focus on vocal performance Sarah has successfully been balancing a full school schedule, national performances, while continuing to write and collect material for her sophomore release – due out Spring of 2011. Highlights over the last year include performances on A Prairie Home Companion, The Grand Ole Opry, Bonnaroo Music Festival and Austin City Limits as well as a nomination for New & Emerging Artist from the Americana Music Association.
Sarah’s Austin City Limits performance in which she’s paired with Steve Martin will air on Saturday, November 6th. “My Muse” is one of the songs featured on ACL. Check local listings for times.
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