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The Wimberley Concert Association Presents Sarah Jarosz and Billy Bright, Thursday, January 12, 2006
Sarah Jarosz and Billy Bright
The Wimberley Concert Association presents Sarah Jarosz with Billy Bright in concert Thursday, January 12, 2006, 7:00 PM, at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection on Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley, Texas.

Sarah will perform two sets. She'll be joined for that set by her mother, Mary, who, along with her father Gary, oversees her musical career. Nationally known mandolinist, Billy Bright, will join her as her special guest for the second set.

Sarah Jarosz, fourteen year old Wimberley High School freshman, shares her talent and love for music through her powerful, soulful voice and skillful mandolin picking. She has been playing mandolin for four years and has already performed on stage with major musical talents including Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The David Grisman Quintet, Tim O'Brien, Chris Thile, Mike Compton, Darrell Scott, and The Greencards. Sarah was one of five teens who was invited to be a part of the ABC television presentation of the 2005 CMA (Country Music Association) Music Festival hosted by Kix Brooks in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been featured on the KLRU-TV show "The Biscuit Brothers" program for children and on the KUT-FM programs "Eklektikos" and "Folkways" both originating from Austin.

Sarah was awarded a scholarship for two consecutive years to attend "a Mandolin Symposium" at the University of California at Santa Cruz for summer study where she was accepted into the Master Level Class. 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.

Sarah has recently taken up playing the guitar, clawhammer banjo, acoustic bass, and is now composing music. She has studied piano and has been selected for six years as a member of the OAKE (Kodaly) National Honor Choir.

Billy Bright plays the mandolin and mandola. Although best known around Texas as a founding member of Austin's Two High String Band, Billy has toured nationally and recorded with Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Vassar Clements, Slaid Cleaves, Don Edwards, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Barbara K, and Caroline Herring.

Since February 2005, Billy has been on the road exclusively with Two High String Band, produced a new CD, "Moonshine Boogie," and has been lucky enough to play a couple of gigs with one of his favorite mandolin players, Sarah Jarosz.

What the critics say about Sarah Jarosz:
"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.

What the critics say about Two High String Band:
"Two High String Band gets it. They don't mimic. They don't imitate. Rather, they study and absorb the essence of truly great acoustic music." Chris Gardner, Jambands.com.
"The Two High String Band have lots of fun romping through bluegrass and old-timey tunes, cowboy songs and evocative originals, but they do it at a lilting gait that is gently entrancing and sweetly melodic." Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe.




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