Start the day right by listening to something sweet! While this collaboration between solo artists Parker Millsap and Sarah Jarosz was released in March and is not exactly the buzz of the day, I’ve been listening to these remarkable young musicians nonstop lately and wanted to share their music with you.
At just 24 and 26 years old respectively, Millsap and Jarosz have quickly become big names in the world of folk and Americana. Millsap, a native of Oklahoma, has released three studio albums. His most recent album, The Very Last Day, was nominated for Album of the Year at the Americana Music Honors & Awards in 2016. Jarosz, who began her career in her early teens in Texas, really found her stride with her fourth studio album, Undercurrent, which won the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album this year.
In “Your Water,” Millsap’s bluesy style and raspy voice bring out an edge in Jarosz that often gets lost in her softer solo work. “The Glory of Love” is a charming rendition of the American standard first recorded in the 1930s by the famous bandleader Benny Goodman. While both artists are busy with their respective solo careers, I definitely have my fingers crossed for more joint performances in the future.
This collaboration is just one of many that occurred thanks to Luck Reunion and Third Man Records, who set up shop in an old Nashville mansion turned analog studio for a week last September. Other collaborations included country music singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell and John Paul White of The Civil Wars, and up-and-coming fiddler and country singer Joshua Hedley and Erin Rea of Erin Rea and the Meanwhiles.