Sierra Hull announces tour dates
Monday, March 17, 2008
– With her debut disc due out in less than two months, teenage bluegrasser Sierra Hull also will be hitting the road.
Hull will release "Secrets" May 6 on Rounder Records, offering hard-driving bluegrass with ballads and features. Guests on the disc include Ron Block, Dan Tyminski, Barry Bales, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Tony Rice, Jim VanCleve, Rob Ickes, Chris Jones, Jason Moore and 17-year-old banjo whiz Cory Walker, who is in Sierra's band, Highway 111.
Upcoming tour dates are:
Apr 19 The Feeding Seed*, Fletcher, NC
Apr 25-27 MerleFest, Wilkesboro, NC
May 14 The Station Inn, Nashville (CD release party)
May 17 Bellbrook Bluegrass Jamboree*, Bellbrook, OH
May 25 Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO
May 30 Graves Mountain of Music, Syria, VA
* = with Ron Block
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