"Hull's musical path recalls the artistic trajectory of crossover star Krauss, another child prodigy who branched out beyond bluegrass to great acclaim." — Chicago Tribune
7:30 PM—The Oxford American is excited to welcome Sierra Hull to the South on Main stage on Thursday, April 6 as a special addition to our 2016-2017 Concert Series. Doors open at 5:30 PM, with dinner and drinks available for purchase at that time.
Tickets to Sierra Hull go on sale Wednesday, January 11 at 10:00 AM via Metrotix.com or by calling (800) 293-5949. Prices are $25 for Premium Reserved, $23 Reserved, and $17 for General Admission. Please take a look at this very important ticketing and seating information before purchasing your tickets (view reserved seating chart).
Sierra Hull has been recognized from a young age as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Alison Krauss, who has won more GRAMMY awards than any female artist in history, says of Hull, "I think she's endless. I don’t see any boundaries. Talent like hers is so rare, and I don't think it stops. It's round."
Hull came to the scene as a bluegrass thrush, a teen prodigy. Krauss called her to the Grand Ole Opry stage when Hull was eleven-years-old. Two years later, she signed with Rounder Records, and soon became known as a remarkable mandolin player, a tone-true vocalist, and a recording artist of high order. She made two acclaimed albums. She played the White House, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center, and she became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music.
Now a seasoned touring musician nearing her mid-twenties, 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 Béla Fleck and special harmony vocal guests Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens adding to the luster.
Hull eloquently delivers, in her challenging and sensitive originals, her heartfelt vocals, and once again breaks new ground on the mandolin. Bluegrass roots inform and inspire this soundscape, but bluegrass does not define or limit Weighted Mind. This is not bluegrass music, or chamber music, or pop music. This is original music, from a virtuoso who tells the truth and speaks from herself.