Young Texan Sarah Jarosz mixes folk influences, old-time and the contemporary. With Banjo virtuoso Leon Hunt
Although barely into her 20s, Texan-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz has already outgrown the teenage-prodigy tag - earned with a Grammy nomination for Song Up in Her Head, her debut album as an 18-year-old - and emerged as an artist of subtly compelling maturity. Her limpid yet husky vocals, soul-searching songcraft and artfully intertwined folk influences magically telescope the old-time and the contemporary. Tonight she appears with with Alex Hargreaves (fiddle) and Nathaniel Smith (cello).
World-renowned English banjo player Leon Hunt has ranged freely across the genre spectrum in his time, but returns to the source with his current hotshot four-piece and their brand-new album Farewell Blues (Remembering Earl Scruggs), a virtuoso tribute to the late bluegrass godfather.