Singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz hits the road – The Durango Herald

Singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz will perform at Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday. (Courtesy)

The multiple Grammy winner will be in Durango on Wednesday

Sarah Jarosz has a busy spring.

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter is currently in the midst of a five-week tour – performing in places she hasn’t played since 2017.

And, when we spoke last Friday, she was nominated for another Grammy Award for Best Folk Album for her release “Blue Heron Suite.” (The award ultimately went to Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi for “They’re Calling Me Home.”)

Jarosz, who is now based in Nashville, Tennessee, will be in Durango next week for a performance Wednesday at Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. She said it feels good to be back on the road.

“It’s really, really exciting to finally be playing behind these records for the first time since they came out. I’m in the middle of this five-week tour right now,” she said. “It’s been a long time coming. , so I think like many of my musician friends, I’m so happy – I did a short tour last fall and a few festivals last summer, but this really feels like the first time we’re really there to do it, so I’m very happy about it.

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What: Sarah Jarosz.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Where: Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Drive.

Tickets: $27 to $50. Available online at https://bit.ly/3DJSOjW.

More information: Visit https://bit.ly/3DJSOjW and www.sarahjarosz.com.

The bluegrass, Americana and folk artist said she hopes to set aside time this summer to write, potentially for her next album – and, with a handful of Grammy wins under her belt (both individually and as a member of I’m With Her), you’d think the heat would be on when she returns to the studio, but that’s not the case, Jarosz said.

“Honestly, I think all the Grammy stuff is wonderful, I’m so happy about it and it’s (an) absolute dream come true,” she said. “At the same time, I would continue to do this no matter what. I’m just trying to do it, it’s like icing on the cake, the Grammy stuff, but I’d love to go in the studio whether it happens or not.

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“I feel like I just want to keep doing what I’m doing. I think it’s a fair win – my focus has always been to try to always make things always centered on the music and trying to create something that’s lasting and lasting,” she said. “I’ve never been very interested in trying to be an overnight success, I just want to keep creating , and I feel like I’ve been able to do that so far, and so for me it’s a win if I could just keep doing that, keep making music with people that love it, keep feeling inspired, keep playing gigs. I just want to keep doing it.

A musician who started early – she started singing when she was little and by her early teens was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (she plays mandolin, banjo, guitar) – and who has worked with some of the heavyweights in the music industry, Jarosz said there was a musician she would love to collaborate with.

“I’ve been truly blessed to play with so many of my heroes along the way,” she said. “One person that comes to mind that I met and dated but never really played music with is Jackson Browne. He would be someone I would really like to be able to play music with one day.

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And for Jarosz, she said that when she performs for fans across the country, she hopes people can interpret their lives through her songs — and be able to find some peace in her shows, given the time period. difficulty that we all go through is now beginning to emerge.

“Hopefully they can, especially these days after what we’ve all been through collectively for the past two years, hopefully they can escape for a bit and find healing in music, a little respite, so to speak,” she said. “In my songs, I always hope that people can find their own story in the song, relate to it through their own lens, and connect to it. music that way.”

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