‘Undercurrent’ by Sarah Jarosz Review: An Economical Approach to Passion

The 25-year-old presents her latest country-flavored folk songs in an intimate environment

sarah jarosz undercurrent new album review
On her new album, “Undercurrent” (Sugar Hill), out this week, singer-composer Sarah Jarosz prizes simplicity, presenting her latest country-flavored folk songs in an intimate environment. Moving away from the verdant, experimental arrangements of her 2013 Grammy-nominated “Build Me Up From Bones,” the 25-year-old performs four songs accompanied only by her guitar. On four others, she’s joined only by Mark Schatz’s upright bass and the guitar of either Jedd Hughes or Luke Reynolds. On all, her soprano remains pure and affecting.
— The Wall Street Journal, Jim Fusilli