Even when she was a teenage prodigy, Sarah Jarosz seemed less like a wunderkind than a fully mature artist trapped in a young body. And now that she’s in her mid-20s, Jarosz’s full flowering as an artist and record-maker is truly impressive to hear. Her new album “Undercurrent” (Sugar Hill Records) has some delectable and highly skilled pure pop touches – especially the gorgeous, gliding “Green Lights” – to go with Jarosz’s always-impressive instrumental work. She plays Saturday at Saxapahaw’s Haw River Ballroom.
Doors open at 7 p.m., music starts at 8 and tickets are $20-$22. See hawriverballroom.com for details.
- Friday brings Gregg Allman to downtown Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater with another ’70s rock icon, Peter Frampton – as well as Tedeschi Trucks Band, featuring former Allman Brother Derek Trucks, with Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstars to Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. Also Friday, N.C. Music Love Army co-founder Jon Lindsay plays the Back Room of Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle.
- It will be a summertime R&B delight Saturday at Raleigh’s Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek with Kool & the Gang, Morris Day, Bootsy Collins and Doug E. Fresh. And Chatham County Line and Bombadil top Saturday’s Destination Dix festival.
- Sunday brings Shawn Colvin with Steve Earle to Raleigh’s Meymandi Hall, 311 with Matisyahu to Red Hat, ’90s hitmakers Digable Planets to the Cradle and pop goddess Gwen Stefani to Walnut Creek.
- Rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will take over Walnut Creek Tuesday, the same night the Swans pulverize the Cradle.
- And Thursday, Counting Crows and MB20’s Rob Thomas play Walnut Creek while Stray Birds plus Sarah Shook and the Disarmers are at Durham’s American Tobacco for Back Porch Music on the Lawn.