Build Me Up From Bones

Sarah Jarosz - Build Me Up From Bones
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Based on 7 ratings
September 24, 2013 / Release Date
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Sugar Hill / Label
Folk / Genres
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Bluegrass usually is a jovial and hyperactive genre. Part of the fun is to hear how fast people can pluck strings. Sarah Jarosz's understanding of the genre is a little slicker; she embraces elements of Appalachian folk to give her music a contemporary edge. There is the finger plucking, but there are also tight harmonies and a lot of different stringed instruments. Her music is energized, the instrumentation is crazy lush, and her lyrics feel personal. 'Mile to the Moon,' 'Build Me Up From ... read more
A mixture of laid-back bluegrass and singer-songwriter/folk stylings, "Build Me Up From Bones" is a strong and consistent piece of work driven by Jarosz's simple, unadorned alto, and her elaborate but traditional songwriting. She picks two smart covers in Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate" and Joanna Newsom's "The Book of Right-On," delivering them as if they were originals.
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#10/American Songwriter

Track List

  1. Over The Edge
  2. Fuel The Fire 
  3. Mile On The Moon
  4. Build Me Up From Bones
  5. Dark Road 
  6. Simple Twist Of Fate
  7. 1,000 Things
  8. Gone Too Soon
  9. Anything Else
  10. The Book Of Right-On
  11. Rearrange The Art
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Added on: December 5, 2013