Weekly RecommNeds | Sarah Jarosz and Chris Thile
At one point not too long ago, Sarah Jarosz was just another wunderkind, a teenager too young to have the talent she possessed. But with her newest album, Build Me Up From Bones, she’s proving to have the skills beyond just pure talent that are tough to ignore. This one has plenty of sweet picking on mandolin, guitar and banjo to go along with a fantastic set of Americana, originals and covers. Her cover of Dylan’s “Simple Twist of Fate” is a simple twist of perfect, the definitive version as far as I’m concerned.
Rhapsody: Sarah Jarosz -Build Me Up From Bones
Chris Thile –Bach: Sonatas and Partitias, Vol. 1
Sure, it’s possible that this album is a little intimidating at first glance. A certified Macarthur “genius” playing pieces of Bach on the mandolin might not sound like the most accessible album of the year. But if you take a pass on Chris Thile’s latest, you’ll be missing out on some of the most beautiful music released in 2013. Thile’s mandolin playing is masterful and the music sounds as fresh and relevant as ever. Given the right attention, this is an album that has the potential to warp your whole musical worldview for the better… and might impress your friends!
Written By: Aaron Stein