Sarah Jarosz – Come Around

Let’s get one thing straight -- “Come Around” is not bluegrass in any way, shape, or form, despite the prevalence of banjo and fiddle. It’s not even “newgrass.” Sure, the precocious Sarah Jarosz is touted as the genre's next crossover star and her generation’s banjo-plucking answer to Alison Krauss, but she spends at least half her time stretching beyond bluegrass' roots (which is probably her most Krauss-like trait of all, come to think of it). “Come Around” is angular, off-kilter and a bit self-consciously arty, and Jarosz -- who was still a teen when she recorded this track for her second album, Follow Me Down -- comes off as neither a naïf nor an overly intense apprentice, but simply a seeker, which bodes well for her artistic evolution. – Jim Allen

"Come Around" Sarah Jarosz

7 comments:

Donald said...

If you enjoy this song, the rest of her album does not disappoint. I especially love Annabel Lee.

TurinTurambar said...

OK, I've never heard anything quite like that before... and that's good. I like it.

Ben said...

Enjoyed this track

SheldonD said...

Definitely like this!

Nate Cavalieri said...

A fantastic track for sure. Those interested should dig up Chris Thile, who has his hands all over this project...

Peter Chauncey said...

"Come Around" is a highlight among many highlights on this album. FMD is a future classic.

aarondodson said...

About time someone stepped into the Nickel Creek void.

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