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Sarah Jarosz

7:00 p.m. September 14, 7:00 p.m. September 15
Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater
4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
480-478-6000

Price: $32.50-37.50

Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz

By David Accomazzo

Contemplative, neo-traditional country music like Sarah Jarosz’s might be the best fit for an acoustically stunning venue like the Musical Instrument Museum Theater. The intracacies of subtly complex banjo and mandolin lines are often lost in boomier venues, but the theater’s acoustic accuracy might provide just the right sonic space for the 23-year-old singer-songwriter. Jarosz first entered the spotlight in 2009 as a shockingly poised teenager when she released her first full-length, Song Up in Her Head. Accolades and praise fell on her like water and dust in a desert monsoon, and many had high expectations for her future. She then made a move that, if made by any other person her age, would have been lauded, rather than met with hand-wringing and head-scratching, as it was in Jarosz’s case: She went to college. Some worried that her schooling at the New England Conservatory of Music would sand the lovely rough edges of her aesthetic into a generically smooth musical plank, but Jarosz quickly put any doubts to rest. Her subsequent two albums, 2011’s Follow Me Down and 2013’s Build Me Up From Bones, which she recorded during the final semester of her senior year, only built upon the promise she had shown as a teen. Turns out you can go to a conservatory and not emerge a pretentious, virtuosic prat.

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Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater

4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
480-478-6000

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