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January Jams: Sierra Hull at Barter Theatre
Barter Theatre, 8:00 PM-10:30 PM
Blue Ridge Beverage Presents the 8th Annual January Jams featuring Sierra Hull in Concert at Barter Theatre in Abingdon VA on Saturday, January 11th.
For Fans of: Sam Bush, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent
Sierra Hull’s positively stellar career started early. That is, if you consider a Grand Ole Opry debut at age 10, called back to the famed stage a year later to perform with her hero and mentor Alison Krauss to be early. She played Carnegie Hall at 12; at 13 signed with Rounder Records and issued her debut, Secrets, and garnered the first of many nominations for Mandolin Player of the Year. She played the Kennedy Center at 16 and the next year became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. As a 20-year-old, Hull played the White House.
She found inspiration in Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, and Sam Bush. And, just as importantly, affirmed her own sense of identity in the album covers of Rhonda Vincent, the queen of bluegrass. She heard the words of her parents, prepping her for life’s big moments yet to come, repeatedly instilling the mantra: Hard work, more than anything, will get you somewhere. It certainly did.