Jarosz announces new disc

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – Sarah Jarosz will release her fourth album, "Undercurrent," on June 17 on Sugar Hill Records.

The disc features a more minimalist production, focused on Jarosz's upfront vocals, according to Jarosz's publicist.

"Undercurrent" was co-produced by Jarosz and engineer/producer Gary Paczosa. Jarosz is featured on guitar, octave mandolin and banjo with 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 band mates in I'm With Her, make an appearance on the Jarosz/O'Donovan co-write "Still Life." The disc, the follow-up to 2013's "Build Me Up From Bones," includes the up-tempo "Comin' Undone," a co-write with Parker Millsap.

Tour dates are:
March 17 - St. David's Sanctuary - Garden & Gun SXSW Showcase
April 3 - Lexington, KY - Singletary Center for the Arts
April 14 - Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
April 16 - Austin, TX - Old Settler's Music Festival
April 17 - The Woodlands, TX - Dosey Doe
May 14 - Black Mountain, NC - LEAF Festival
May 20 - Madison, IN - River Roots Music & Folk Arts Festival
May 28 - Evans, GA - Banjo-B-Que Music Festival
June 19 - Santa Barbara, CA - Live Oak Music Festival
July 16 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
July 29 - Hiram, ME - Ossipee Valley Music Festival

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