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folk & country

Sarah Jarosz goes beyond her comfort zone on third album

Sarah Jarosz was 18 and doe-eyed when she released her debut album, just a few months before she also entered her first year at New England Conservatory. At the time, the rising singer-songwriter and mandolin player, who also holds her own on guitar and clawhammer banjo, seemed a little on the fence about the decision.

“I definitely did ponder the idea of just going straight into the music career,” she told the Globe in 2009, shortly after arriving here from her native Wimberley, Texas, not far from Austin. “But there’s always more to learn, and I also didn’t want to miss out on the college experience.”

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