Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) will present the 8th Annual Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival April 2 – 4, 2015. Sugar Hill Records recording artist Sarah Jarosz will headline the festival in a concert at TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St. in downtown Norfolk, Thursday, April 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for general admission seating with show starting at 7:30 p.m.
While still in her early 20’s, SARAH JAROSZ, the native of Wimberley, TX, just outside of Austin, has earned her credibility in the music world 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 has appeared twice on Austin City Limits, BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions, A Prairie Home Companion, eTown, Acoustic Café and Mountain Stage.
In 2014, Jorosz made her late night television debut on Conan, followed a day later by an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. These two appearances happened while she was in Los Angeles to attend the Grammy awards for her two nominations for Best Folk Album (2013’s Build Me Up From Bones) and Best American Roots Song (for the title track). Her first album, Song Up In Her Head, yielded a Grammy nomination for her instrumental “Mansinneedof.” Jarosz has also been nominated for Americana Music Association Honors and Awards for New/Emerging Artist of the Year (2010), Instrumentalist of the Year (2011), Song of the Year (2012 for “Come Around” from Follow Me Down) and Album of the Year (2014).
A graduate with honors from New England Conservatory in May 2013 with a degree in Contemporary Improvisation, Jarosz now makes her home in New York City. She has maintained a busy touring schedule both in the US and abroad in support of Build Me Up From Bones. She capped 2014 with a special collaborative tour with The Milk Carton Kids featuring Alex Hargreaves (fiddle) and Nathaniel Smith (cello), her long time touring companions, along with bassist Sam Grisman.
Tickets for a very special night with Sarah Jorosz at TCC Roper Performing Arts Center are $32.50 in advance and $37.50 at the door. There are discounts for TCC students, faculty and alumni as well as student, senior and military personnel. Please visit http://www.tccropercenter.org.