Nashville, TN - 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.
Undercurrent was co-produced by Jarosz and Grammy award-winning engineer/producer Gary Paczosa. Jarosz is featured on guitar, octave mandolin, and banjo with tasteful accompaniment by Jedd Hughes and Luke Reynolds (Guster) on guitar/harmony vocals, and Mark Shatz contributing bass throughout the album. Sara Watkins and Aoife O'Donovan, her bandmates in I'm With Her, make an appearance on the Jarosz/O'Donovan co-write "Still Life." The themes running through Jarosz’s writing range from transitions in life and love in “Early Morning Light” and “Take Me Back,” to nostalgia on “Back Of My Mind.” The joyous and up-tempo “Comin’ Undone,” a co-write with Parker Millsap is an ode to pushing through when days feel heavy.
Since the release of her last album Build Me Up From Bones (2013), Jarosz has toured internationally, acted as a guest host for Garrison Keillor’s famed A Prairie Home Companion and taught at Yo-Yo Ma’s prestigious Global Musician Workshop. Build Me Up From Bones received high critical praise that included The New York Times, New York Magazine, NPR, LA Weekly and USA Today, and she performed on CONAN and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in the same week.
Undercurrent reflects the unique way Jarosz combines her early roots-based background with new influences stemming from a recent move to NYC and a diverse group of musical colleagues. The album encapsulates a true artist during the process of personal evolution and discovery, and should firmly secure her spot as one to watch.
On Sarah Jarosz’s fourth album, Undercurrent, the impact of being a full-time artist living in New York City is palpable. Undercurrent captures the process of personal evolution and discovery as well as the inspirational nature of change.
Release date: June 17, 2016
Label: Sugar Hill Records
Produced by: Gary Paczosa and Sarah Jarosz