Studio album by
ReleasedJune 17, 2016 (2016-06-17)
GenreFolk, Americana
LabelSugar Hill Records
Sarah Jarosz chronology
Build Me Up from Bones
World on the Ground

Undercurrent is the fourth studio album by American singer–songwriter Sarah Jarosz. The album was released in 2016 by Sugar Hill Records. The album and one song were nominated for three Grammy Awards, winning two.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores

Thom Jurek of AllMusic writes that "Jarosz reaches through her musical and personal histories with vulnerability and willingness. She comes out on the other side with songs that possess narrative savvy, melodic invention, and a refreshing sense of self-assuredness".[1] Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal finds her "country–flavored folk songs" to be "direct, unadorned and thoroughly beautiful".[2]


In 2016 the album won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and was nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The song "House of Mercy" received the Grammy for Best American Roots Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.[3][4][5]

Track listing

1."Early Morning Light"Sarah Jarosz2:36
2."Green Lights"Jarosz, Luke Reynolds3:35
3."House of Mercy"Jedd Hughes, Jarosz4:38
4."Everything to Hide"Jarosz3:24
5."Back of My Mind"Jarosz, Joey Ryan3:38
6."Comin' Undone" (featuring Parker Millsap)Jarosz, Parker Millsap3:01
7."Take Another Turn"Jarosz2:34
8."Lost Dog"Sarah Buxton, Hughes, Jarosz3:39
9."Take Me Back"Jarosz, Ryan2:34
10."Still Life"Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan2:54
Total length:36:43


Additional musicians

Technical personnel


Chart (2016) Peak
US Top Bluegrass Albums (Billboard)[6] 1
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[7] 6
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[8] 14
US Billboard 200[9] 117


  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Undercurrent by Sarah Jarosz". AllMusic. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Fusilli, Jim (June 15, 2016). "Undercurrent by Sarah Jarosz Review: An Economical Approach to Passion". Wall Street Journal.
  3. ^ "Past winners search". grammy.com.
  4. ^ "Grammy Nominations: Full List of Nominees for 59th Annual Awards". Variety.com. December 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "2017 Grammy Awards: Complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Sarah Jarosz Chart History (Top Bluegrass Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Sarah Jarosz Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Sarah Jarosz Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "Sarah Jarosz Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2016.

Undercurrent at AllMusic