Grammy-nominated folk artists The Milk Carton Kids and Sarah Jarosz, along with Alex Hargreaves, Paul Kowert and Nathaniel Smith will offer a very special evening of collaborative performance in front of one microphone at some of the country’s finest performing arts centers and symphony halls.
Following their meeting at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids have pursued a collaboration with a depth and identity all its own. Their initial performances (on Austin City Limits and at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series) have been widely heralded for the seamless harmony of the three singers, the unassailable virtuosity of the players, and the obvious if uncommon chemistry the young artists have found with one another. This Fall, they are presenting it, fully realized for the first time, in a limited tour of some of the country’s finest symphony halls and performing arts theaters.
SARAH JAROSZ: Sarah Jarosz is a multi-Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who hails from just outside of Austin, TX and makes her home in New York City. Now 23-years-old, she graduated in 2013 from New England Conservatory with a degree in contemporary improvisation in the same month her third album, Build Me Up From Bones, was released. Jarosz, who fits comfortably where contemporary folk, Americana, and roots music intersect, has long been embraced for the depth and maturity of her songwriting, her pure and nuanced vocals, and her instrumental mastery—switching between octave mandolin, banjo, guitar, and mandolin as the songs dictate. Build Me Up From Bones received two Grammy nominations and appeared on NPR’s Top Ten Folk and Americana albums for 2013. She has appeared on Conan, Austin City Limits twice, A Prairie Home Companion, and the BBC Series The Transatlantic Sessions.
Mile on the Moon:
THE MILK CARTON KIDS: Grammy-nominated flat-picking harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids have emerged in the last three years as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. An understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids to the delight of traditionalists and newcomers to the folk movement alike. Garrison Keillor has called them “absolute geniuses in close-harmony.” The Los Angeles Times lauds their latest Anti- Records release, The Ash & Clay, as displaying “absolute mastery of their craft” while Paste emphasizes the “intellectual sophistication of their songs, making The Milk Carton Kids an option for purists unsatisfied with some of the pop tendencies seeping in to the genre.” The band has appeared on Conan, A Prairie Home Companion, Austin City Limits, and the Coen Brothers’ & T Bone Burnett’s “Another Day/Another Time” concert film.
Years Gone By:
10/17 – Concord, NH – The Capitol Center for the Arts
10/18 – New York, NY – Kauffman Concert Hall @ 92Y
10/19 – Northampton, MA – The Calvin Theatre
10/20 – Albany, NY – The Egg
10/21 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre
10/23 – Wilmington, DE – The Grand Opera House
10/24 – Washington, DC – The Lincoln Theatre
10/25 – Greenville, SC – The Peace Center Concert Hall
10/26 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
10/27 – Nashville, TN – The CMA Theatre in the Country Music Hall of Fame
10/29 – Charlotte, NC – The Knight Theatre
10/30 – Louisville, KY – The Bomhard Theatre
10/31 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theatre
11/1 – St. Paul, MN – The Fitzgerald Theatre
11/2 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
11/3 – Carmel, IN – The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts