Sierra Hull reaches Daybreak
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
– Mandolin player Sierra Hull will release her second disc, "Daybreak," March 8 on Rounder.
Produced by Union Station bassist Barry Bales, "Daybreak" is the follow-up to her 2008 disc, "Secrets." Hull penned 7 of the 12 songs on "Daybreak." There's a pair of instrumentals and her first-ever western swing number.
Hull has received five IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) nominations in the past three years and is the first bluegrass musician to receive Berklee School of Music's Presidential Scholarship.
Songs on the CD are:
1. Easy Come, Easy Go 3:26
2. Don't Pick Me Up 3:13
3. All Because of You 2:34
4. Bombshell 3:22
5. Best Buy 2:59
6. I'll Always Be Waiting for You 2:42
7. The Land of Living 2:58
8. What Do You Say? 2:51
9. Tell Me Tomorrow 2:31
10. Daybreak 4:04
11. Chasin' Skies 2:41
12. Wouldn't Matter to Me 3:21
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