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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

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Opening for Nickel Creek

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Well folks, it is with great excitement that I get to announce that I'll be opening a handful of dates for Nickel Creek this summer! I'm not sure if I would even be playing music today if it weren't for the inspiration Chris, Sara, & Sean provided when I heard their music for the first time when I was 9. Needless to say, I couldn't be more thrilled for these shows! Alex and Nat will be with me for all of these dates. Below are the venues that have been announced. - Sarah

July 9 - Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI July 10 - Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen, MI August 19 - Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO August 20 - Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

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