Sierra Hull

August 18, 2017

FrostburgFirst, A Maryland Main Street Community

Join Highlands American Music Series and Frostburg State University for a weekend of music to benefit 91.9 WFWM Public Radio. As the on-air leader in Western Maryland for roots music, HAMS couldn't be more thrilled to present a weekend of music to benefit the station. Friday, August 18 / 8:00 PMSIERRA HULLABOUT SIERRA HULL"Hull's musical path recalls the artistic trajectory of crossover star Krauss, another child prodigy who branched out beyond bluegrass to great acclaim." - Chicago TribuneSierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician in her mid-20s, Hull has delivered her most inspired, accomplished, and mature recorded work to date; no small feat. Weighted Mind is a landmark achievement, not just in Sierra Hull's career, but in the world of folk-pop, bluegrass, and acoustic music overall. With instrumentation comprised largely of mandolin, bass, and vocals, this is genre-transcending music at its best, with production by Bela Fleck and special harmony vocal guests Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens adding to the luster. Hull speaks eloquently, in her challenging and sensitive originals, her heartfelt vocals, and once again breaks new ground on the mandolin. Bela Fleck special guests on banjo on two tracks and duo partner, Ethan Jodziewicz, not only anchors the record on bass, but introduces us to a major new instrumental voice. "Weighted Mind" was nominated for a Grammy for Best Folk Album

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