2016 marked a year of momentous achievement for mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull. Her album Weighted Mind received critical acclaim. A year long headlining tour to support her album commenced, and she was tapped to co-host the International Bluegrass Music Awards with Dan Tyminski. She also took home the award for IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year, making her the first woman in the organization’s history to receive that honor; and in December, Weighted Mind received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Folk Album.
Hull’s winter tour includes stops in New York, Chicago and also a stop at Columbia State on March 16 at 7pm. While Hull is out on tour, she will also perform at the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater on February 1 as part of its Americana Series. This special evening will include performance and an intimate conversation about her career moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.
About Sierra Hull
From the age of 11, Hull has been recognized as a virtuoso mandolin player. Now a seasoned artist in her mid-20s, Hull has created a masterful album. With instrumentation comprised mainly of mandolin, bass, and vocals, and with production by Béla Fleck along with vocal guests Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens adding to the luster. Béla Fleck also 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.
Hull is set to continue touring in support of Weighted Mind with her musical partner, bassist Ethan Jodziewicz. In addition to the Columbia State performance, Hull will also perform at City Winery in Nashville on March 24, visit her website for ticket information.
Hull performs in the Cherry Theater on the Columbia Campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401. Admission is $30 and student tickets are $20.