Undercurrent, folk multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz is riding a wave of critical acclaim. The album marks a shift in focus from the 25-year-old’s instrumental skills and interpretations of traditional songs to her songwriting and vocal performance. Undercurrent earned Jarosz two Grammys this year — for Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Performance — and was named Album of the Year by Folk Alliance International. A frequent guest on Chris Thile’s A Prairie Home Companion, Jarosz also joined forces with fellow roots virtuosos Sara Watkins and Aoife O’Donovan to form supergroup I’m With Her. Although Jarosz is a dexterous collaborator, this is a chance for local fans to hear the singular talent play solo.
With the release of her fourth album,