This week starts off with American folk and roots music from Sarah Jarosz, who at the age of 25 is already one of the top mandolin and banjo players in the country. Her fourth album is due out later this month, and it's reputed to be very good indeed.
Above, Jarosz performs "Annabel Lee," an adaptation of the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, filmed in Scotland in 2013 for the BBC's TransAtlantic Sessions. The song is from her second album, Follow Me Down (2011).
Below, she performs her song "Build Me Up From Bones," accompanied by Alex Hargreaves on violin and Nathaniel Smith on cello (2014).
In addition to her solo work, Jarosz also tours as a member of the trio I'm With Her, along with Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek) and Aoife O'Donovan (of Crooked Still). These three young women are extraordinary individually, and together, it's pure magic.
Below, "Shadow Blues" by Laura Veirs, also performed for A Prairie Home Companion.
If you'd like a little more music this morning, try "You and Me" by Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz's new song "House of Mercy," and "Here and Heaven," a gorgeous collaboration between Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and master cellist Yo-Yo Ma, with Aoife O'Donovan on vocals. For a previous piece on members of the "I'm With Her" trio, posted almost exactly a year ago and laced with Briar Rose art, go here.
The paintings above are from an edition of Edgar Allan Poe's poetry illustrated by Edmund Dulac (1882-1953).