Sierra Hull performance at Court Square Theater

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January 09, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  JANUARY 8, 2019  
  Contact: ​Mark Finks 540.433.9189 mark@valleyarts.org 
 
 
Sierra Hull Performs Feb 13 at Court Square Theater  
 
HARRISONBURG, VA – Singer, songwriter, and mandolinist Sierra Hall brings her compelling bluegrass style to Court Square Theater Wednesday, Feb 13. The former child prodigy signed with Rounder at age 13, and distinguished herself by becoming the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music.  
 
Though she is best known for her fluid mandolin style and ethereal voice, Hull’s abundant gifts as a composer and lyricist have becoming increasingly evident, particularly in her 2016 album W eig h t e d Min d . 
​ The album was produced by 15-time Grammy winner Béla Fleck, and features 11 compositions written or co-written by Hull, along with a traditional tune for which she and Fleck provided a new arrangement.  
 
Themes of loss and restoration run through the album, starting with the muscular opening number, “Stranded,” and continue on the stirring “Compass,” on which she declares, “I’ve thrown away my compass, done with the chart...I’ll just step out, throw my doubt into the sea, for what’s meant to be  will be.” The gentle, dissonant title track ponders existential  questions, while the haunting “Birthday” and “Fallen Man” offer somber  reflections on strained relationships and impossible choices. The album  closes on an optimistic note, with the sweetly assertive “I’ll Be Fine,”  and the uplifting, philosophical closer, “Black River.” Fleck, Giddens, Krauss, and Washburn all guest on this track, on which Hull reflects,  “A thousand years is but a day, and maybe in a thousand years, I’ll find  my way.” 
 
Court Square Theater hosts Sierra Hall Wednesday, Feb 13. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the show beginning at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $24 advance and $28 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit valleyarts.org or call 540.433.9189. 
 
Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater is located at 41-F Court Square in Downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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About Arts Council of the Valley Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) was founded in 2000 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting and providing memorable Arts experiences in the city of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Since its establishment, ACV has grown into a multi-faceted community organization that fosters innovative partnerships amongst area businesses, civic organizations, schools, and artists. Today, ACV manages the  Court Square Theater and Smith House Galleries, supports childhood learning by way of the Any Given Child Shenandoah Valley initiative, funds local art projects through its Advancing the Arts grant program, and coordinates monthly First Fridays Downtown community gatherings​. To learn more, visit valleyarts.org 
 
 
Contact:
Mark Finks
540.433.9189