Musician Sierra Hull used the steady beat of her old washing machine as a metronome for a little bluegrass song she plucked out on her mandolin. In case your metronome breaks…. We previously wrote about guitarist Aaron James McAvoy doing the same thing via reddit Musician Performs Don’t Stop Believin’ on Guitar to the Steady...
Singer Sierra Hull performs mandolin, backed by her washing machine: "how to practice your bluegrass chops while doing the laundry."
After an Americana love festival on Saturday, the true bluegrassers came out to play on Sunday. No this wasn’t Fresh Grass but it did share Sierra Hull and Festy hosts and curators Infamous Stringdusters. The day started with newly crowned IBMA award winning mandolin player of the year/singer-songwriter Sierra Hull. I’d seen her previously with […]
It’s hard to believe, but we’re nearing the end of 2016. School is back in session, a wave of pumpkin spice lattes is about to sweep the land, and websites are going to start prepping their “Best of 2016” lists.
A bit of awesomeness.
The IBMA has announced that Sierra Hull and Dan Tyminski will serve as the hosts for the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards on September 29 in Raleigh, NC. This 27th annual event will be held at the Duke Energy Center just a block away from the Raleigh […] The post IBMA names Hull and Tyminski as 2016 Awards Show hosts appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
The Darrell Webb Band has announced the addition of Tyler Collins on reso-guitar. Tyler is already an experienced bluegrass pro at the age of 25. As a pre-teen, we was playing music with Sierra and Cody Hull, and was filling in with Sierra’s band, Highway […]
If the name Cody Hull sounds familiar, there’s a good reason. He’s the older brother of bluegrass/Americana darling Sierra Hull, and the two grew up playing bluegrass together as youngsters. And like his little sis, Cody has embarked on a career recording his original acoustic […]
When Sierra Hull’s third Rounder album was released early this year, we talked with her about her personal artistic struggles that had delayed the completion of the project, how she resolved them with the help of banjo master Béla Fleck, and how the process changed […]
(L-R) Ethan Jodziewicz, Sierra Hull, Kenneth Pattengale, Lucinda Williams, Joey Ryan, Margo Price, Jed Hilly. Photo by Sarah Como The nominees for the 15th annual Americana Music Awards and Honors was announced yesterday from the historic Mansion on O Street in Washington, D.C. Aside from the odd elitism that an event from a ballroom of […]
Can we really be talking about a major artistic shift by an established artist who is only 24 years old? I guess we can if the artist has been recording since she was 12, already has a pair of major label releases under her belt, […...
One of the most anticipated new records of 2016 has got to be Sierra Hull’s upcoming Weighted Mind, due January 29 from Rounder. With five years between this and her last project, fans of the 24 year old singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist are dying to […]
It's important to note that bluegrass singer-musician Sierra Hull is only about halfway through her twenties. Though a seasoned, confident player who has been recording since before she was a teenager, Hull is still subject to the same confusion felt by any young person trying to find a place in...
Rounder Records has announced a January 29, 2016 release for Weighted Mind, their third album for mandolin maven Sierra Hull. This one will be something of a departure for the young virtuoso, whose two previous releases featured her as singer/songwriter within a bluegrass ensemble. If […]
Don’t forget, the International Bluegrass Music Awards will be broadcast live tonight online from MusicCityRoots.com. You can see all your favorite bluegrass stars accepting their trophies from the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC, along with live stage performance from Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell, Flatt Lonesome, […]
Music City Roots has released a number of videos from their special bluegrass episode last week. The show was held in conjunction with the announcement of the 2015 IBMA Awards nominees earlier in the day on August 12, and featured live performances from Chris Jones & […]
OK… so it was only a metaphorical visit. But you certainly get the flavor of Brazil in this brilliant mandolin duet performed by Sierra Hull and Justin Moses at the Frankfort Bluegrass Festival in Frankfort, IL last weekend. It’s a tune called Desuairada, which Sierra said […]
A few hours before Sierra Hull was to perform on the world famous Grand Ole Opry she was standing on the stage at the 44th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival July 4. She was chosen as the second recipient of the Blue Blaze […]
To help promote their show this week as a part of Bluegrass Nights at The Ryman in Nashville, Sierra Hull and Del McCoury took a tour through the historic building, with a video camera in tow. Sierra got Del to share some memories from his […]
Sierra Hull made a live television appearance on the mid-day news program for WSLS 1o in Roanoke, VA, promoting her appearance tonight in nearby Rocky Mount at the Harvester Performance Center. It offers a nice look at her new performance vehicle, a duo show with Ethan […]