Sarah Jarosz Performs at Susanna's Kitchen in Wimberley, Texas
In Wimberley, Texas on Thursday, November 15, 2007. Doors open at 7 PM.

Sarah Jarosz Performing in Wimberley
Photograph © 2007

Sarah Jarosz brings her soulful voice, songwriting, and multi-instrumental skills to Susanna's Kitchen on November 15, 2007. She performs as a solo artist on several instruments, including mandolin, clawhammer banjo, and guitar.

At the age of 16, she has already been invited to perform on stage with many great musicians including Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The David Grisman Quintet, Tim O’Brien, Chris Thile & the How To Grow a Band, Mike Marshall & Chris Thile, Mike Marshall & Hamilton de Holanda, Psychograss, Blue Highway, Abigail Washburn & Ben Sollee with Bela Fleck, The Infamous Stringdusters, Mike Compton & David Long, The Greencards, Uncle Earl, Darrell Scott, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, Erik Hokkanen, and Billy Bright.  

In March of 2007, Sarah won an Austin Music Award during the SXSW Music Conference, the youngest performer to win that award since Charlie Sexton in the 1980s. Sarah was one of five teens who was invited to perform with Earl Scruggs and Ricky Skaggs as part of the ABC television presentation of the 2005 CMA (Country Music Association) Music Festival hosted by Kix Brooks in Nashville, Tennessee. In May of 2006, she was a guest mandolinist with the Austin Symphony Orchestra for Ballet Austin’s production of “Romeo and Juliet.” She has been featured on the Emmy Award winning KLRU-TV show "The Biscuit Brothers" program for children and on the KUT 90.5 FM radio programs "Eklektikos,” "Folkways,” and “LiveSet,” all originating from Austin, TX. Pete Wernick also invited Sarah to be a member of a group of young musicians known as "The Young American Bluegrass Idols" who performed at the 2003 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Ceremony and Fan Fest in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a guest artist on the Koch Records CD, Christmas Grass, Vol. 3, October 2007.

Sarah was awarded a scholarship to attend "a Mandolin Symposium" at the University of California at Santa Cruz in the summer of 2007 for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, she has been selected as a member of the OAKE (Kodaly) National Honor Choir for seven consecutive years. Sarah was inducted into the National Honor Society in May 2007.

What the critics say about Sarah Jarosz:

“Sarah Jarosz, the mind-blowing 15-year-old mandolin player from Wimberley…inspired awe with her confidence and abilities, her solos ranking among some of the best live solos I’ve ever heard, on any instrument.” Brooke Palmer, San Antonio Current.

“Jarosz ... is a multi-instrumentalist with a deft touch and plenty of hot licks of her own. Keep your eyes and ears open for Jarosz...she's the real deal.” Jim Beal, San Antonio Express-News.

"Jarosz is a remarkably eloquent young woman, almost preternaturally knowledgeable about everything from performance to her goals." Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle.

"Sarah picked mandolin and sang with a voice that was far bigger than her tiny size. She’s a young lady that will be knocking fans off their feet for a long time to come." D. West, Central Texas Bluegrass Association.

Susanna’s Kitchen is a monthly coffeehouse hosted by the Wimberley United Methodist Church on the third Thursday of the month in the WUMC fellowship hall and is open to the public. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults, $5 for students, childcare is available (ticket prices vary per show). Pie from Wimberley Pie Company, organic coffee from Hill Country Natural Foods, and hot tamales are always on site! Doors open at 7:00 pm, with music starting at 7:30. Susanna's Kitchen is a smoke-free, alcohol-free venue. Wimberley UMC is located at the corner of RR 12 and CR 1492.

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