I feel that I just have.
A listener to my ‘American Connection’ show here on Euvue e-mailed me to ask me to take a listen to an artist called Sierra Hull, who I have to confess I had not heard of.
Having checked through musical associates I managed to acquire her new release entitled ‘Daybreak’ and subsequently played three tracks from it on the show as ‘Album Of The Week’.
From the opening track ‘All Because Of You’ through to the final strains of ‘Wouldn’t Matter To Me’ it is sheer class.
Sierra is only nineteen years old and apparently made her debut at the age of eight releasing her first offering ‘Angel Mountain’ at the age of ten.
Her second album was recorded when she was fifteen and having been produced by Alison Krauss was released when she was sixteen.
Of the twelve tracks featured on her new ‘Daybreak’ release she has written seven and it’s a treat to behold for any one with a musical ear.
Not only has she one of the sweetest, cleanest voices you could come across, but she is a virtuoso on the mandolin which can not only be appreciated by the listener but by fellow peer musicians.
The album moves from songs of relationships through to loves lost, and also gives Sierra the chance to show her expertise on her instrument by including a couple of fast moving instrumentals, in ‘Bombshell’ and ‘Chasin’ Skies’.
Instrumentation, vocals and production throughout are impeccable and it has just been announced that the video of one of the songs from the album “Easy Come, Easy Go”( which made its international debut on March 7th, after only 7 weeks,) has been viewed by over 73,000 fans at CMT.com.
Surely myself and 73,000 plus cannot be the only ones who realise that Sierra Hull is a lady we’re going to be hearing a lot more of in the future.
This album is a bluegrass fans dream.
Sierra Hull Daybreak Rounder Records.