Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sierra Hull

Feb 11, 2016 7:00 pm

A mandolin prodigy and the next big American bluegrass star, Sierra Hull comes to The Lyric Theatre this February to perform songs off of her highly-anticipated latest album, Weighted Mind. The Tennessee native has been at ease on the stage since she began performing at the age of 8, celebrated by fans and colleagues alike as a virtuoso. As the first bluegrass musician to receive a presidential scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music, Sierra Hull has reinvigorated the bluegrass genre, performing to sold-out audiences at prestigious performance halls across the country, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and many more.

Born and raised in Byrdstown, Tennessee, Sierra Hull was immediately drawn to music. She began playing the mandolin at the age of 8 and fell in love, self-releasing the album Angel Mountain by the time she was 10. Recognizing her talent and drive, Hull's parents entered the young musician into local talent contests. It wasn't long before Sierra was signed by the famous Tennessee label Rounder Records. Only three years later, at age 16, Hull released her first official album. The album, entitled Secrets was co-produced by Allison Krauss and Ron Block, and eventually reached an impressive No. 2 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Charts. For her second album, Daybreak, released in 2011, Hull composed seven of the twelve songs, further developing her skills as a formidable lyricist.

Sierra Hull's latest album, Weighted Mind, will be released in January of 2016. An innovative and genre-bending album, Weighted Mind, represents a new stage in Hull's career. Accompanied by Ethan Jodziewicz on bass, Allison Krauss on vocals, and the incredible Bela Fleck on banjo, Sierra Hull moves beyond pure bluegrass to develop a unique sound all her own. A highly personal recording, most of the songs from the album are written and composed by Sierra herself. With the release of the album set for January 28th, Sierra Hull's performance at The Lyric Theatre will be one of the first chances to hear the mandolin prodigy's latest compositions live. Don't miss this rare opportunity!

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