On Thursday, September 29th, Sierra was named the 2016 IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year. She is the first woman in the show's history to take home this honor.
...a few years later became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Now 24, the kid wonder has come into her own as an artist. On her fourth album, the Béla Fleck-produced “Weighted Mind,” Hull proves as deft a songwriter as she is a mandolinist.
"Many people ask me what I call the music I'm playing," Hull says. "It's original music with a bluegrass foundation. Though inspired by a lot of other kinds of music, everything I do will be built upon that base. I'm really proud to have grown up being a part of bluegrass. That will always be home for me."
Sierra Hull’s Weighted Mind begins with a composition called “Stranded”, but the hopeful jubilance on display in the ethereal, explorative nature of the way Hull impressively plucks her mandolin would call for more of a lilting sense of self-assuredness than anything else.