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Austin Chronicle Sarah Jarosz
Austin Chronicle Sarah Jarosz

The Austin Chronicle

Great Expectations Sarah Jarosz's unbroken circle

By Abby Johnston

"If I get too comfortable in one place for too long, the inspiration and the drive to keep pushing starts to fade away a little bit. Not everybody is like that. Some people can have their cushy little scenario wherever they love and they can always create, but I feel like I thrive on changing it up, for better or for worse."

From a kid in the crowd to festival headliner, Jarosz keeps penning new chapters to her Austin-centric Cinderella story. To hear her tell it, said arc unfolded as naturally as if she had chosen to be an accountant. Yet that path was blazed by an unwavering dedication to craft, one that began when an eager 10-year old picked up a mandolin and a band, then found her way to the Old Settler's stage.

"I'm just happy they keep asking me back," smiles Sarah Jarosz.

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Sarah Jarosz performs Saturday at Old Settler's Music Festival on the Hill Country stage, 7:05pm