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Sierra Hull picks tour band

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 – Sierra Hull named the lineup for her touring band, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, for 2009, which includes a former member of Mountain Heart. The band will consist of Clay Hess, formerly with the band Mountain Heart, on guitar; Jacob Eller, formerly with the bluegrass band No Speed Limit, on bass; and Hull's longtime friend and band mate Cory Walker on banjo.

"I'm really looking forward to playing music with some of my favorite musicians and people in a band setting. I know we are going to have a lot of fun together," said Hull.

The band will be touring extensively in the coming year, at festivals, clubs and performing arts centers across the U.S. No tour dates were announced. Hull will tour in support of "Secrets," her national debut album on Rounder Records. Released earlier this year, "Secrets" was co-produced by Hull and Ron Block (Union Station) and features Block, Dan Tyminski, Barry Bales, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Tony Rice, Jim VanCleve, Rob Ickes, Chris Jones, Jason Moore and Walker. The album includes 13 tracks, 3 written or co-written by Hull.

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Weighted Mind CD review - Weighted Mind
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Daybreak CD review - Daybreak
Sierra Hull may have made her mark at 16 with her debut album, but as she sings on the opening track Easy Come, Easy Go from "Daybreak," "I'm not a child any more." Any talk of 'child prodigy' ought to cease with this assured sophomore effort, produced by Union Station's Barry Bales and Hull. She isn't a flashy picker or vocalist, yet her self confident mastery of both shines throughout songs such as the traditional bluegrass of Don't Pick Me Up »»»
Secrets CD review - Secrets
Though but a teenager, Sierra Hull has already joined the ranks of accomplished young mandolin virtuosos. She picks it fast, but clean and with tone, taste, and timing typical of a far more experienced player. Her lightening licks on "Smashville" and "Hullarious" are surely Chris Thile influenced. Hull has a voice of adolescence and innocence, but she is quite professional. Her vocals recall Alison Krause a few years back. Producer Ron Block of Union Station and Hull »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs – This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
Concert Review: Alvin, Gilmore fortunately get together – Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore had known each other for decades, but it wasn't until last year that they toured together in a guitar pull setting. What started as a small Texas tour mushroomed into points east and west and eventually the release earlier this month of their blues-based disc, "Downey to Lubbock." And now we have the... »»»
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