Young, Gifted, Local

Sarah Jarosz
Sarah Jarosz (Photo By Todd V. Wolfson)

Fresh local talent worth seeking out include precocious young singer-songwriter Sahara Smith and teenage mandolin phenom Sarah Jarosz, both of whom hail from nearby Wimberley. In 2004, Smith performed original material for the Prairie Home Companion 12-to-20 talent show on National Public Radio and placed second. Jarosz, who's 15 and has only been playing since 2001, has already shared stages with the David Grisman Quintet, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Chris Thile, and Austin's Two High String Band, and is a regular at the Old Settler's Music Festival.

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