7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 7, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999 or www.mcgonigels.com.
Sarah Jarosz burst upon the Austin music scene at age 14 as a fully formed bluegrass prodigy. At ease on mandolin, guitar and banjo, she has released two critically acclaimed albums that feature the cream of the bluegrass world as her sidemen: aces like Jerry Douglas, Darrell Scott, Dan Tyminski, Bela Fleck and Viktor Krauss. And she's done all of this while touring heavily and attending the New England Conservatory of Music. Nominated for a Grammy for instrumental performance for her 2009 debut album Song Up in Her Head, her 2011 release, Follow Me Down, has had critics thumbing their dictionaries for superlatives. With Jarosz's pristine vocals leading the way, the album has been included on virtually every year-end list of Americana albums. Comparisons with the Greencards place Jarosz in rarified air indeed.