Hailing from rural Byrdstown, TN, Sierra Hull is anything but ordinary.
Her story begins at the legendary Grand Ole Opry, where she wowed the crowd at only 10 years old. The old soul could already pick the mandolin at the level of a seasoned professional, and landed a deal with Rounder Records at 13. She was later awarded the Presidential Scholarship at Berklee College of Music after high school. Since then, the mandolin virtuoso has released four full length albums, her most recent release being 25 Trips. The album encompasses the beauty – and fear – in growing up, and conveys so with A+ musicianship behind it.
Not only has Hull grown as a person, her musical style has grown alongside her; you can hear the journey of the young mandolin player from her debut to her newest release. While Hull’s first album is deeply rooted in the Americana and country sphere, her newer material dips into pop and uses experimental sounds. The multi-talented songstress also teaches virtual lessons via Artistworks.
Since her debut performance at the Opry, Hull has performed at other legendary venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and even the White House. She is a mainstay at festivals, often with a busy touring schedule, and will be bringing her talents to DelFest in Cumberland, MD, this Memorial Day weekend.
The festival is one of the premiere bluegrass, roots, and Americana gatherings in the country. It will feature the namesake of the festival in Del McCoury, his sons Ronnie and Rob (The Travelin’ McCourys), Tyler Childers, Bela Fleck, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush (as seen above) and many more notable acts.
Hull is scheduled to perform on Saturday, May 28th, and if you are attending- this is one performance you won’t want to miss.