Sierra Hull Interview

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sierra Hull comes to The Lyric Theatre February 11, 2016!

Sierra Hull began playing the mandolin at the age of eight and put out the album Angel Mountain at 10. Hull was soon playing jam sessions with other musicians in her family, and by 2001 she was entering local talent contests. Her parents, Stacy and Brenda, took her to numerous bluegrass festivals and it was during an International Bluegrass Music Association festival that she came to the attention of Rounder Records chief talent scout Ken Irwin. At age 11 she was mentored and befriended by Alison Krauss, herself once a child prodigy on the fiddle. Berklee shcool of Music gave her the school's most prestigious award, the Presidential Scholarship, a first for a bluegrass musician. Besides being one of the hottest young mandolinist, Sierra is also a gifted song writer, and sings and fronts her own band, Highway 111. She has already received five International Bluegrass Music Association nominations in the past three years. This is Sierra's Mel Bay Artist Interview with Erica Cantrell. She also teaches a Mel Bay Pro lick. - Produced by Rob Haines -