I drove down to Live Oak, Florida the Thursday before last with a close friend, for what was their third Hulaween experience and my very first one. My friend cautioned me at one point: “I wouldn’t tell people this is your first Hulaween.” That made sense at the time, considering much of Hulaween’s attendance were probably loyal returning patrons, who were in the know about what this place and weekend are like (and there’s something to be said for that). But now looking back, I think: why not?
A year or so back, I’d had a thought about doing some shows with Sierra Hull & Molly Tuttle, and we got together to jam. (Mostly I was thinking they’d be amazing together without me!) But, later in the recording of the album it became clear to me that I was propagating the boys club, while there were female players who were just as good. Even though I already had more than an album’s worth of music recorded, we did an awesome session with Molly, Sierra, and a couple of dudes - Mark Schatz and Andy Leftwich - cutting three more tunes.
Join me on Sunday, September 12th at 8pm EDT to celebrate the release of my first bluegrass album in over 20 years, My Bluegrass Heart. This stream features the band's debut performance live from RockyGrass in Lyons, CO and highlights a new generation of bluegrass players including fiddlist Michael Cleveland, mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull, multi-instrumentalist Justin Moses, bassist Mark Schatz, and guitarist Bryan Sutton.
Genre-bending musical group Greensky Bluegrass, known for mixing the acoustic stomp of a string band with the rule-breaking spirit of rock & roll; HYFI, the leading destination for the highest quality live entertainment and on-demand concert programming on the internet; and special guests Sierra Hull, Railroad Earth, and Steppin’ In It.
WinterWonderGrass, known for its mix of eclectic bluegrass and Americana artists, local and regional craft brews and world-class skiing and riding, announces today that Sierra Hull will be joining the lineup for the 2022 Colorado festival, marking the first time that this Grammy-nominated mandolin player performs at the event.
Fiddler’s Pastime is the debut solo album that establishes fiddler Bronwyn Keith-Hynes as one of the most exciting bluegrass musicians of her generation. This powerful collection of original fiddle tunes and traditional songs features world renowned guest artists Sierra Hull, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Chris Eldridge, Laura Orshaw and James Kee. Release date Sept. 4th.