Sierra Hull & Highway 111 to Perform Friday, August 17th
If you love country music you will love Sierra Hull and Highway 111 performing on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mount Vernon Concert Series. This performance is free and will take place at Grist Mill Park located at 4710 Mt. Vernon Highway in Alexandria.
Sierra Hull was born and raised in Byrdstown, Tennessee and attended Pickett County High School before accepting a Presidential Scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music. One of the most respected artists in the new school of bluegrass, Hull has received five IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) nominations in the past four years.
She began playing the mandolin at the age of eight and put out the album Angel Mountain at 10. Hull was soon playing jam sessions with other musicians in her family, and by 2001 she was entering local talent contests. It was during an International Bluegrass Music Association festival that she came to the attention of Rounder Records chief talent scout. At age 11 she was mentored and befriended by Alison Krauss, herself once a child prodigy on the fiddle.
Highway 111 consist of Jacob Eller on upright bass, Zach Gilmer on banjo, guitar, and vocals, and Christian Ward on fiddle.
Concerts are held outdoors. Bring a picnic basket, blankets and lawn chairs.
If there is a threat of bad weather call 703-324-SHOW after 6 p.m. for performance cancellation updates. For general information and directions visit us online.