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  • Summary: Viktor Krauss, Aiofe O'Donovan, Darrell Scott, and Chris Thile appear as guests on the third full-length release for the singer-songwriter.
  • Record Label: Sugar Hill
  • Genre(s): Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Alt-Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Folk, Contemporary Bluegrass, Country-Folk
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  1. Oct 8, 2013
    89
    Build Me Up From Bones calls on the same whimsical picking that earned her an early Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance, while diversifying to great effect.
  2. Oct 8, 2013
    80
    It’s a wild ride despite its generally non-electric trappings.
  3. Oct 8, 2013
    80
    Jarosz lets her considerable instrumental prowess submit itself to serving the needs of her songs instead of merely adorning them with a precocious imagination. She can do this because she possesses not only self confidence in her material, but in her discernment, which is rare for a musician so young.
  4. At what point does a child prodigy turn into a talent so exceptional that we no longer talk about age? Sarah Jarosz’s third album answers that question in style (though just for the record, the banjo, guitar and mandolin supremo is now 22).
  5. 70
    Her lyrics have a mystical streak, projecting love and loneliness across the landscape and the sky.
  6. 60
    With Build Me Up from Bones, Sarah Jarosz restores an earthy inventiveness to folk music--despite the violin and cello of her touring bandmates Alex Hargreaves and Nathaniel Smith tweaking the bluegrass settings with classical flavours that reflect the singer’s conservatory training
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