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Sarah Jarosz in Concert
Sarah Jarosz in Concert

Two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
With opening act 10 String Symphony

Thursday, September 14, 7:00 pm

Lyndon Institute Alumni Auditorium
168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT

Tickets: $45, $35, $25, $15 (students free)

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Tonight's event is sponsored by Lyndon Institute, in celebration of its 150th anniversary!

Blending folk, bluegrass, country, and Americana influences, Sarah Jarosz’s songs employ an understated elegance that evokes intimacy and simplicity. An expert player on mandolin, guitar, and clawhammer banjo, Sarah Jarosz’s singing and songwriting is often compared to Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Karris, Beth Orton, Gillian Welch, and early Simon and Garfunkel. But, at just 26 years old, she is a fiercely original talent who, since earning two 2017 Grammy Awards, has emerged as a ground-breaking talent.

The Austin (Texas) Chronicle’s Jim Caligiuri declared, "For Austinites who've followed her since her early teens, the fact that Wimberley native Sarah Jarosz blossomed into one of the most stirring musicians of her generation comes as absolutely no surprise.”

NPR’s Katie Presley made note of Jarosz’s musical maturity, praising her “uncharacteristically (and deliciously) unyielding” vocal carriage.

The Wall Street Journal adds, “She refuses to dilute the raw sentiments with gloss or misdirection…her songs are direct, unadorned and thoroughly beautiful.”

Jarosz ended 2016 and began 2017 building on her previous successes in the UK and Ireland, including sold out shows at Union Chapel in London and City Halls in Glasgow. She also continues to make frequent appearances on the new A Prairie Home Companion, whose host, Chris Thile calls her “the silver voiced, silver fingered, silver penned Sarah Jarosz.”

“I can say that from the first time I heard you play, the rhythm you lay down, you’ve got some magician in you. You’re a musician with access to the kind of magic I always relate to, rhythm. Your natural singing voice is a gift. And when you’re able to combine that rhythmic sense and phrasing the way you can, you hold my attention.” -- Rodney Crowell

Opening Act: 10-String Symphony

The fast-rising Nashville duo, 10 String Symphony, began as a partnership of mutual admiration­­ a much needed creative release valve for Rachel Bairman and Christian Sedelmyer, two 5­-string fiddle players and veteran sidemen of Nashville’s music scene. Rachel, a former Illinois state fiddle champion in the old time tradition, needed an outlet for the new sort of songs she was writing, while Christian, originally a classically trained violinist, now a current touring member of the Jerry Douglas Band, was looking to get in touch the impetuous spirit of the rock bands he played in before his arrival in Nashville. With the love of the 5­-string fiddle and its musical possibilities as its focal point, the band’s mission statement was as clear as it was expansive: Two fiddles. Two Voices. Epic music. 10-String Symphony is a band striving to maintain the purity of purpose of the American old­time tradition, while simultaneously stretching its limitations with unique arrangements, unflinchingly personal lyrics, and a bravely progressive melodic palette.

“They do things with fiddles you wouldn’t expect” NPR All Songs Considered “The Newest and Most Promising Voices in Americana”

“Really, really beautiful.” BBC Scotland

“10-String Symphony aptly demonstrates the power of a spare, tightly-connected acoustic performance that is given room to evolve – for bluegrass fans, the lightning fast harmonic runs on dueling fiddle is worth the price of admission alone. But it’s the off-road experiments, especially from Christian’s biting bow strokes that will make future audiences take note.” = The Bluegrass Situation

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