Rockin' the Recovery benefit for Wimberley flood victims at Old Glory Ranch

Old Glory Ranch, in conjunction with My Neighbors Keepers (MYNK), will be hosting a benefit concert, Rockin' the Recovery, on Saturday, June 20th where all proceeds will go to benefit Wimberley flood victims. It will be a full afternoon and evening of live music, great food with area musicians and food vendors donating their talents for everyone's enjoyment and to aid those affected by the Memorial Weekend flood. Headlining the event is Wimberley's own Sarah Jarosz.

I remember Sarah performing on the Old Glory Ranch stage when she was 10 years old. She is an amazing young woman and a very gifted musician. We couldn’t be more thrilled that she is coming back to Old Glory to perform for this benefit. We know Wimberley has been in her heart during this very difficult time and it will be wonderful to welcome her home to contribute in such a beautiful way to help the people of this community. Who knows, maybe she will be inspired to write a song about the strength and resilience of her hometown friends and neighbors.
— Suzanne McCord, owner of Old Glory Ranch

Other groups in the lineup include Shake Russell, Kim Miller, Jill Jones & 3 Hands High, Broken Glass, Heather Wiley, Michael Shane Borden, The Rust Tones, and T-Bone & the Blues Tones. Performances on multiple stages and food trucks will be on site with delicious offerings as well as beverages (no outside food or beverages please).

All proceeds will go directly to My Neighbors Keepers, a 501(c)3 non profit offering immediate, short-term financial assistance to residents of the Wimberley Valley affected by natural disasters, such as flooding or fire.

Tickets are available online at three different levels, $75 per person for VIP Reserved Main Stage [limited number available], $25 per person for Main Stage Open Seating [limited number available but guaranteed a seat], and $15 per person General Admission. 

Sarah will join A Prairie Home Companion's, "America the Beautiful Tour"

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Garrison Keillor will be embarking on what may be his most ambitious tour to date – 30 cities in 36 days – a coast to coast, sea to shinning sea bus tour to celebrate the his popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion’s, 41st anniversary. 

2 1/2 hours of Sweet Harmony & with Garrison Keillor and Sarah Jarosz with Piano Master Richard Dworsky and Fred Newman World’s Greatest SFX Man & The Radio Rhubarb Band with Fiddling Richard Kriehn & Chris Siebold Boy Guitarist, Guy Noir, Private Eye & News from Lake Wobegon & Audience Chorale & Poetry Declamation & Other Classics from 41 Years of Radio History.

*Sarah will be on all but the tour shows except for: July 26, Big Top Chautauqua, WI; August 8, Charlottesville, VA; August 9, Cary, NC or August 30, Palmer, Alaska.



BBC Radio Scotland Broadcast

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You can listen to the BBC Radio Scotland broadcast that Sara Watkins, myself, and Aoife O'Donovan recorded last week in Glasgow for another 25 days! Follow the link below. Our portion of the show starts around the 25:00 minute mark. Thanks again to Bruce MacGregor and Travelling Folk for having us on the show!

- Sarah


Listen to Sarah on BBC Radio 2

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Mark Radcliffe brings you more live music from the CCA in Glasgow for Celtic Connections 2015. Scotland's premier music winter festival celebrates its 22nd year with over 2,000 artists playing from traditional and roots music, world, indie, jazz, folk, soul and Americana. Tonight's line-up includes Americana artists Allison Moorer and Sarah Jarosz, plus gospel group The McCrary Sisters performing live.


Paste's 25 Great Musicians Under 25

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At 23, Sarah Jarosz already has three full albums of increasingly experimental folk and bluegrass music under her belt. Displaying a virtuoso mastery of just about anything with strings from a young age, it was clear that she would be a prodigy, taken under the wing of bluegrass luminaries such as Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott as the herald of a new generation. However, like so many other prodigies, she seems unwilling to limit herself to an old-time genre or even the progressive realm of “newgrass.” Rather, in the mold of Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile, she continues to expand her boundaries on records like 2013’s Build Me Up From Bones, journeying toward some sort of platonic ideal that combines elements of old-time folk music, bluegrass, pop and art rock into a distinctly American whole. It’s hard to imagine what kind of music Jarosz might be producing in 10 years time, but we simply hope we’ll be intellectual enough to appreciate it.
— Jim Vorel

Read full article here.