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Sierra Hull: Bluegrass Virtuoso
July 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pmFree – $20
Praised by Alison Krauss, bluegrass virtuoso Sierra Hull performs at Caroga Lake Music Festival with saxophonist Eddie Barbash and Canada Lake bassist Geoff Saunders. Gaining attention from a young age as a mandolin-playing prodigy, Sierra Hull is now a Grammy-nominated American Bluegrass singer-songwriter, mandolinist, and guitarist and a three-time reigning IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year.
Sierra Hull: Bluegrass Virtuoso
July 31, 2021 | 7:00pm
Saunders Family Band
*$20 Covered Pavilion
*Tickets increase by $5 at the door for pavilion seating
Pavilion seating will be in physically distanced pods of up to 2 and 4 people.
Pods are assigned upon entry into park with ticket and seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Following the CDC and New York State guidelines, we will continue to monitor, adapt, and communicate the guidelines to ensure a positive experience for the audience and performers.
*If for some reason you are unable to attend the event, tickets can be exchanged for another concert of equal or lesser value during the same season. Tickets can also be donated back to the Caroga Arts Collective. Please contact Mia@carogaarts.org to arrange an exchange.*
About the Artist
In her first 25 years alone, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sierra Hull hit more milestones than many musicians accomplish in a lifetime. After making her Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 10, the Tennessee-bred virtuoso mandolinist played Carnegie Hall at age 12, then landed a deal with Rounder Records just a year later. Now 28-years-old, Hull is set to deliver her fourth full- length for Rounder: an elegantly inventive and endlessly captivating album called 25 Trips.
Revealing her profound warmth as a storyteller, 25 Trips finds Hull shedding light on the beauty and chaos and sometimes sorrow of growing up and getting older. To that end, the album’s title nods to a particularly momentous year of her life, including her marriage to fellow bluegrass musician Justin Moses and the release of her widely acclaimed album Weighted Mind—a Béla Fleck- produced effort nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Made with producer/engineer Shani Gandhi (Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Sarah Jarosz, Alison Krauss), 25 Trips continues the musical journey begun on Weighted Mind, a body of work that built off Hull’s bluegrass roots and ventured into entirely new terrain. But while its predecessor assumed a sparse and stripped-back palette, 25 Trips embodies a far more intricately arranged sound—an effect achieved with the help of peers like guitarist Mike Seal, bassist Ethan Jodziewicz, violinist Alex Hargreaves, and fiddler Christian Sedelmyer, as well as several musicians that Hull has long admired (including bassist Viktor Krauss, guitarist Bryan Sutton, and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Duncan). Along with integrating electric instrumentation and percussion into her material for the first time, Hull dreamed up the album’s eclectic textures by embracing a free-flowing process that often gave way to lightning-in-a-bottle improvisation.