TORONTO, ON – November 9, 2023 – Nashville-based Texas native and four-time GRAMMY winning musician, Sarah Jarosz, will release her new Daniel Tashian-produced album, Polaroid Lovers on January 26 via Rounder Records. Jarosz has already previewed the album with Jealous Moon  and Columbus & 89th, and today she shares When The Lights Go Out.
On this track, written with renowned songwriters, Jon Randall (Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Marren Morris) and Gordie Sampson (Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban),  Jarosz shares the sweetly lilting reverie that gave the album its title (from the first verse: “In a dream we were Polaroid lovers/In the deep where the edges don’t lie”). Listen to When The Lights Go Out and watch the music video now here.
I knew I wanted to write a song about the exciting time before a relationship has started when you’re curious to discover everything there is to know about the other person. Dreaming about them… intrigued by the unknown of it all,” Jarosz explains. “The album title, Polaroid Lovers, is found in this chorus. Each song is a snapshot of different love stories. Polaroid pictures are a forever document of a fleeting moment."
Sarah Jarosz recently announced a run of North American shows to celebrate the upcoming release of Polaroid Lovers, and many of the dates are either sold-out or have issued low ticket warnings. The nearly 50-date tour will kick off on February 1 in Washington, DC and run through the beginning of June. See below to find a show near you and get tickets here.
Polaroid Lovers, the seventh album from Jarosz, finds the highly decorated songwriter at the apex of change. The geographic shake-up of leaving her long-time home led to a sonic shake-up as well for Polaroid Lovers. For the first time in her career she opened herself up to collaborators, leading to writing sessions with Daniel Tashian, Ruston Kelly, and Natalie Hemby. The creative reorganization of her writing process evolved to include a much richer and more electric sound in the studio, and being in Nashville meant access to a world of hotshot players. She tapped guitarist Rob McNelley (Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood), Tom Bukovac (Tom Petty, Vince Gill) on guitar and organ, her husband- bassist Jeff Picker (Nickel Creek), and drummer Fred Eltringham (Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams) for the album recording. Tashian took the helm as producer and the whole album was laid down at the legendary Sound Emporium.
As it goes with all change, Jarosz’s major life events had her feeling contemplative. While sitting on the precipice of adulthood, Polaroid Lovers finds her reflecting on past loves, childhood dreams, the places she lived, and all the versions of herself that she’s been. Although the listener experiences the sonic shift forward, the album’s subject matter is a photo album of the past. Jarosz has never sounded more assured. Polaroid Lovers is filled with the kind of confidence that comes from hard-won life experiences and the conviction of someone who truly knows herself.
Jarosz released her debut album at the age of 18 and was immediately nominated for her first GRAMMY. Raised in Texas, she began playing mandolin at age 10 and soon after guitar and banjo. To date, she has released six studio albums and has netted 10 GRAMMY nominations and four wins. In 2018, she joined Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek and Aoife O’Donovan to form the supergroup, I’m With Her. The group released their debut album, See You Around, and won duo/group of the year at the Americana Awards. Their song, Call My Name won the GRAMMY for Best American Roots song.
Polaroid Lovers is available for pre-order now digitally and on vinyl with gray, lavender, orange and green splatter variants. Indie retailers will also have a special blue and green splatter vinyl. For more information visit
February 1 - Sixth & I - Washington, DC* (LOW TICKETS)
February 2 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA* (LOW TICKETS)
February 3 - McCarter Theater - Princeton, NJ* (SOLD OUT)
February 5 - Maryland Hall - Annapolis, MD*
February 7 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY* (LOW TICKETS)
February 8 - Appell Center - York, PA*
February 9 - The Kate - Old Saybrook, CT* (LOW TICKETS)
February 11 - Peoples Bank Theatre - Marietta, OH*
February 13 - Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL*
February 14 - Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN* (LOW TICKETS)
February 16 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO*
February 17 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO*
February 18 - Strings Music Pavilion - Steamboat Springs, CO*
February 20 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT*
February 22 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID*
February 23 - Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA*
February 24 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA* (LOW TICKETS)
February 25 - Revolution Hall - Portland, OR* (LOW TICKETS)
February 27 - The Chapel - San Francisco, CA* (LOW TICKETS)
February 28 - Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA* (LOW TICKETS)
February 29 - Lobero Theatre - Santa Barbara, CA* (LOW TICKETS)
March 8 - Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN (LOW TICKETS)
March 9 - Harvester Performance Center - Rocky Mount, VA
April 23 - The Sheldon - St. Louis, MO+
April 24 - Hi-Fi - Indianapolis, IN+
April 26 - Memorial Hall - Cincinnati, OH+ (LOW TICKETS)
April 27 - The Ark - Ann Arbor, MI+ (SOLD OUT)
April 28 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON+
April 30 - Center For The Arts - Homer, NY+
May 2 - State Theatre - Portland, ME+
May 3 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA+ (LOW TICKETS)
May 4 - The Shea Theatre - Turners Falls, MA+ (LOW TICKETS)
May 6 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA+
May 7 - Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC+
May 8 - Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC+
May 10 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC+ (LOW TICKETS)
May 11 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA+
May 12 - Brooklyn Bowl - Nashville, TN+
May 23 - The Heights Theater - Houston, TX^
May 24 - The Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX^
May 25 - TBD - San Antonio, TX^
May 26 - Scoot Inn - Austin, TX^
May 28 - The Lensic - Santa Fe, NM^
May 30 - Center For The Arts - Jackson, WY^
June 2 - Arts Campus at Willits - Basalt, CO^
June 4 - Knuckleheads - Kansas City, MO^

*The Ballroom Thieves
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^Liv Greene

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