American Songbook: Sarah Jarosz and the Milk Carton Kids

Signed to a record deal and nominated for Americana and Grammy Awards before her 20th birthday, prodigy Sarah Jarosz fits comfortably where contemporary folk, Americana, and roots music intersect. Now just 22 and a recent honors graduate from New England Conservatory, her music is an irresistible fusion of dreamy vocals and bold songwriting, backed by skilled playing on octave mandolin, banjo, and guitar.

Flat-picking harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids have emerged in the last three years as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. Fresh off their third appearance on A Prairie Home Companion and their nomination at this year’s Americana Music Awards, the duo’s understated virtuosity satisfies traditionalists and newcomers to the folk movement alike.

Learn more about their American Songbook performance on February 12 here: