For immediate release
Dec. 13, 2016
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums
Sierra Hull, 2017 Grammy Award nominee, to open the Southern Sound Series at the McCelvey Center
YORK, SC –The recently announced nominees for 2017’s Grammy Awards includes Sierra Hull, the opening act for Culture and Heritage Museums’ Southern Sound Series. Hull’s “Weighted Mind” is up for Best Folk Album.
In a recent statement to Culture and Heritage Museums, Sierra Hull expressed “It’s so exciting to have worked so hard on an album and have it be received the way it has. It’s a wonderful way to top off a year of extreme blessings." Hull also commented that she is “thrilled to be performing at the McCelvey Center in January. It will be my first visit to York, but the folks in South Carolina have always made me feel welcome."
The Grammy nomination is the first for Sierra Hull and demonstrates her music’s cross-over boundaries between bluegrass and folk. Earlier in September, Hull co-hosted the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards and was the first female to receive IBMA’s award for Mandolin Player of the Year. “Weighted Mind” was nominated for IBMA’s Album of the Year for 2016 and contains Hull’s “Black River,” which received an IBMA nomination for Song of the Year.
Along with Sierra Hull’s “Weighted Mind,” the other Grammy nominees for 2017’s Best Folk Album include Rhiannon Giddens and Sarah Jarosz, both have been part of previous lineups for the McCelvey’s Southern Sound Series. The 59th annual Grammy Awards will be presented by the Recording Academy on Feb. 12.
“We aim to bring artistic excellence to the Southern Sound Series” says Marie Cheek, co-producer of the series for Culture and Heritage Museums. “It’s thrilling to have artists like Sierra Hull receive prestigious nominations and awards after we’ve signed them on – it certainly validates our efforts.”
A bluegrass child prodigy turned full-fledged mandolin virtuoso, Sierra Hull has played the White House, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Hull was the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. With four albums to her credit, Hull’s most recent release, “Weighted Mind,” was produced by Bela Fleck and includes vocal harmonies by Rhiannon Giddens, Alison Krauss and Abigail Washburn.
Sierra Hull will be accompanied by bassist Ethan Jodziewicz on the McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theater stage on Saturday, Jan. 7.
The complete lineup for the 2017 Southern Sound Series consists of Sierra Hull on Jan. 7; the Suffers on Feb. 18; the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers on Mar. 10; and the Grammy-winning SteelDrivers on Apr. 22.
Sierra Hull in concert Jan. 7, 2017
The McCelvey Center is located at 212 East Jefferson Street York, SC 29745
TICKETS: $25 CHM Members, $30 General Admission
Season Passes are available until January 7, 2016
Season Pass Member: $90 (10% disc.)
Season Pass Non-Member: $108 (10% disc)
Tickets are available online at www.chmuseums.org/southernsoundseries
Or call 803.909.7313 or 803.909.7488
All concerts are general admission and start at 7:30 p.m.
For more information about Culture & Heritage Museums please visit http://chmuseums.org