Grammy nominated, prodigy folk singer-songwriter, Sierra Hull will be performing at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Singer, mandolinist, and former child prodigy who signed with Rounder at age 13 and distinguished herself by becoming the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Sierra released “Weighted Mind”, her first new album in five years, on January 29, 2016. “Weighted Mind” was Grammy nominated for “Best Folk Album” in 2017.
The recording features eleven compelling new compositions written or co-written by Hull and one traditional tune for which she and Béla Fleck provided a new arrangement. While Hull’s ethereal voice and fluid playing take center stage here, she receives ample support from bass marvel Ethan Jodziewicz. Béla Fleck’s banjo adorns the elegant “Queen of Hearts/Royal Tea” and Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens add enchanting harmonies.
Best known for her work as a mandolin player, Hull reveals in these songs her abundant gifts as a composer and lyricist. Themes of loss and restoration run through the album, starting with the muscular opening number, “Stranded” and continue on the stirring “Compass”.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.