Peppered with dark and cutting lyrics directed at an unwelcome visitor, Sarah Jarosz's song "House of Mercy" might suggest otherwise, but the tune she co-wrote with friend Jedd Hughes for her new LP Undercurrent actually has its origins in a place of worship.
NPR Music has just premiered my brand new video for House Of Mercy. Endless thanks to Sasha Arutyunova and Jacob Blumberg for co-directing the video, which they shot on 16mm film as we took an exhilarating journey all throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Enjoying a few days in London, and was able to stop by BBC Radio Londonearlier this afternoon for a quick chat and song on the Robert Elms show. You can listen to my interview and performance plus a preview of another track from the new album.
2016 tour dates kick off in Sarah's home state of Texas where she’ll play Dallas on April 14th, the Old Settler’s Music Festival on April 16th and Houston on April 17th. Jarosz will celebrate the release of Undercurrent in Los Angeles with two album release shows at the famed Troubadour on June 16th and McCabe’s Guitar Shop on June 17th. Following the California dates, Jarosz will travel to Washington, DC where she’ll perform as part of Chris Thile’s American Acoustic Show at The Kennedy Center on June 24th with her band I’m With Her. Jarosz will headline the Bowery Ballroom on June 27th followed by The Sinclair in Cambridge on June 28th. On Friday July 1st, Jarosz will join Garrison Keillor and many of his other duet partners on A Prairie Home Companion at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. Other dates include Louisville’s Forecastle Festival on July 16th and a UK tour in November.
Undercurrent, the fourth album from acclaimed GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz will be released on June 17th via Sugar Hill Records. Undercurrent features a newfound confidence and a more minimalist production, focused on Jarosz’s upfront vocals and most personal songwriting to date.
Sarah will once again join guest host Chris Thile as a part of the house band for this weekend's broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN. This week's special guests are Paul Simon, Andrew Bird and Maria Bamford as well as members of the Punch Brothers. The show airs live on Saturday night from 5 to 7 pm CT.
Sarah performed her first of two weekends as a part of the house band on A Prairie Home Companion on Saturday with Guest Host Chris Thile. She joined guests Ben Folds, Brandi Carlile and Ed Helms, along with Punch Brothers and APHC's own Richard Dworsky. You can see videos from the show here. Be sure to tune in next week with musical guests Paul Simon and Andrew Bird.