Sarah Jarosz Rises Above on “Build Me Up From Bones”


In a crowded landscape of young and gifted musicians, Sarah Jarosz stands out. Her subdued demeanor belies her immense talent on mandolin, guitar and banjo, and she’s also proving herself as a songwriter. Her composition “Build Me Up From Bones” received a 2013 Grammy nomination for best Americana roots song, while the album of the same name earned a nod for best folk album.

Jarosz grew up near Austin and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Both cities boast strong music scenes, especially for budding songwriters, and Jarosz wouldn’t sound out of place in either one. After her 2013 graduation, she relocated to New York City.

“I think Austin will always hold a very huge part in my heart, but I’ve been wanting to move to New York since I was 15. I had to make it happen,” she told CMT Edge last fall.

The new video for “Build Me Up From Bones” conveys the camaraderie with her longtime bandmates Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello while setting a mellow mood with her earthy vocal delivery.

Check out the CMT Edge premiere of Sarah Jarosz’ “Build Me Up From Bones.”