The name was on our brain all day. From the time we awoke from sleeping on the lovely Miss Jenny’s back porch at the Jellyroll residence to our fantastic breakfast at the famous Sunny Point restaurant in Ashville, we anticipated seeing this prodigy perform in the evening.
As the sun began to sink, we loaded up the car with our instruments in preparation for a potential after-show jam and headed over to the Grey Eagle music venue. We were fortunate enough to visit with Sara and her fiddler Alex Hargraves before the show. I (Jen) was delighted to find that both Sara and Alex were as personable and friendly as they were talented.
|RBR with Sara, Alex, and Leigh|
Sara herself is young , just twenty years old, in fact, but not your average singer-songwriter with a guitar. Oh no. This lady has mastered the guitar, mandolin, and banjo, not to mention vocals that we gals have likened to Tim O’Brien.
We thoroughly enjoyed the show, and rode the musical high to a jam session in a local bar down town called “Jack of the Wood. “ This jam proved to be advantageous for us, as we established connections with a few folks who popped up later at the festival in the following days at Mount Airy (an update on that excursion shall follow shortly).
|Sara rockin it with the band|