Follow Me Down

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
You can anticipate objections to Sarah Jarosz's sophomore effort from a couple of different directions: those who saw her as someone who would make old-time country music attractive to the Twitter generation may feel that she's abandoned her sacred duty; others may suspect her of suffering from Elvis Costello Syndrome (which causes spoon-bendingly talented musicians to get tired of doing what their talents have made easy for them and to begin pushing the boundaries of their gifts, with sometimes embarrassing results). Neither objection would be correct. First of all, despite the fact that she plays clawhammer banjo and mandolin and is fluent in early-country vernacular, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
You can anticipate objections to Sarah Jarosz's sophomore effort from a couple of different directions: those who saw her as someone who would make old-time country music attractive to the Twitter generation may feel that she's abandoned her sacred duty; others may suspect her of suffering from Elvis Costello Syndrome (which causes spoon-bendingly talented musicians to get tired of doing what their talents have made easy for them and to begin pushing the boundaries of their gifts, with sometimes embarrassing results). Neither objection would be correct. First of all, despite the fact that she plays clawhammer banjo and mandolin and is fluent in early-country vernacular, Jarosz's music has always been much more complicated than that; listen past the accent and the frailing on her debut album and you'll hear about eight or ten different musical genres jostling against each other. Second of all, on Follow Me Down, the drum-powered groove of "Come Around" and the newgrass jazziness of "Old Smitty" and the Radiohead cover are not so much departures from what she's done in the past as they are logical next steps. This isn't to say that everything succeeds perfectly; where "Gypsy" is slow and gorgeous and rocks like a tree swing on a summer evening, her version of "The Tourist" merely drags; where "My Muse" is lushly beautiful, "Come Around" is intense but not terribly tuneful. But virtually everything else comes perilously close to perfection, and each song sounds different from all the others. Jarosz's talent is wondrous and in no way normal, and her developing musical maturity continues to be a wonder to watch.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891406220
  • Catalog Number: 14062
  • Sales rank: 8,954

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Run Away (3:21)
  2. 2 Come Around (3:32)
  3. 3 Annabelle Lee (3:09)
  4. 4 Ring Them Bells (3:30)
  5. 5 My Muse (4:35)
  6. 6 Floating In the Balance (2:53)
  7. 7 Old Smitty (3:13)
  8. 8 The Tourist - Punch Brothers (4:52)
  9. 9 Here Nor There (3:46)
  10. 10 Gypsy (3:07)
  11. 11 Peace (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sarah Jarosz Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Wurlitzer, Claw Hammer Banjo, Toy Piano, Octave Mandolin, Guitar (Tenor)
Jerry Douglas Dobro, Lap Steel Guitar, Weissenborn
Shawn Colvin Vocal Harmony
Stuart Duncan Violin, Viola, Gut String Banjo
Béla Fleck Banjo
Shannon Forrest Drums
Vince Gill Vocal Harmony
Viktor Krauss Bass
John Leventhal Electric Guitar
Kenny Malone Percussion
Mark Schatz Bass
Darrell Scott Vocal Harmony
Dan Tyminski Vocal Harmony
Chris Thile Mandolin, Vocal Harmony
Gabe Witcher Violin
Sarah Siskind Vocal Harmony
Casey Driessen Violin
Noam Pikelny Banjo
Chris Eldridge Guitar
Nathaniel Smith Cello
Paul Kowert Bass
Alex Hargreaves Violin
Jenny Conlee-Drizos Accordion
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Gary Paczosa Producer, Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Phil Selway Composer
Bobby Cudd Booking
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam Mastering
Alyssa Bonagura Composer
Sarah Jarosz Composer, Producer
Brandon Bell Engineer
Guy Greenwood Composer
Edward John O'Brien Composer
Colin Charles Greenwood Composer
Jonathan Richard Composer
Thomas Edward Yorke Composer
Cameron Scoggins Composer
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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    This young lady writes, plays and sings from the heart...only an old soul could do this at nineteen years of age. I have to hear it twice through every time. Blue Ridge Parkway riding music--loud with all the windows down. Priceless!

    Genre? Unclassifiable. Value musically? Priceless! Everyone I've shared this recording with has to hear it twice through--just like me--with no prompting. I can hardly believe Sarah is only nineteen! I'll be watching for this young lady at MerleFest, THE venue for up and coming young musicians.
    No one sings the way this girl does...writes her own music and soulful lyrics with an emotional depth of someone who's been down many roads in life.
    Speaking of which, I play Emmylou's newest music every week. Now I have another cd that will be in my 5 disc player just as often. I hope Sarah is recording a long, long time!

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