Lobero LIVE presents Sarah Jarosz and special guest Brother Roy on Wednesday, October 18 at 8 p.m. Texas native Jarosz is at the top of the music scene where contemporary folk, Americana and roots music intersect. Her reputation is built on three fronts—she is a gifted multi-instrumentalist (mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar and banjo), an expressive and distinctive vocalist, and an accomplished songwriter.
Jarosz is touring for her fourth album, Undercurrent, which moves away from the emphasis on her skills as a multi-instrumentalist to her songwriting and vocal performance. Jarosz delivers a set of all-original songs, centered around four solo pieces that set the tone of the record.
Undercurrent accentuates the growth and maturity that Jarosz has achieved since graduating from New England Conservatory and moving to New York City. The change in approach garnered Jarosz two Grammy Awards in 2017: One for Best Folk Album of the Year and another for Best American Roots Performance for “House Of Mercy.” She also received 2017 Folk Album of the Year from Folk Alliance International for Undercurrent.
Brother Roy is New York City’s rock and roll missionary who lists Harry Nilsson, The Beatles, The Band, Bob Dylan and Neil Young as some of his biggest influences. These are high standards to live up to, but his refreshing honesty, dedication, and healthy dose of self-deprecating humor, Brother Roy has managed to find a voice for himself in the genre.
Tickets for Sarah Jarosz with special guest Brother Roy are on sale now at lobero.org, or by calling the Lobero Box Office at 805/963.0761. The Lobero Theatre is located at 33 E. Canon Perdido St.