Friday, July 17, 2020

'25 Trips' by Sierra Hull

17 July 2020

I’ve been enjoying the new album by American country singer Sierra Hull from Tennessee. A child prodigy mandolin player, she made her Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 10 and played Carnegie Hall at aged just 12. Now 28 years old, her new album ‘25 Trips’ takes her further away from her bluegrass roots to an eclectic mix of gentle acoustic pop. There’s still some fine picking but ‘25 Trips’ feels more like folk/pop than country, at times reminding me of the wonderful Canadian band The Bills (reviewed here in May 2006). There are also clear echoes of the female folk/Americana trio supergroup I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan). Listen to the title track of ‘25 Trips’ at:

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