The Travelin’ McCourys with Sierra Hull & Highway 111
The beauty of a live collaboration between two bands with distinct sounds is to experience how each influences the music of the other. This holds true when the veterans of bluegrass, The Travelin’ McCourys share the stage with Sierra Hull and her band, Highway 111.
The sons of the legendary bluegrass artist Del McCoury, The Travelin’ McCourys are loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful as they continue to push the limits of bluegrass with the air of confidence that comes with 20 years on the bluegrass scene. Playing a unique blend of traditional and progressive bluegrass, the band mixes styles, playing the “way they do it with Dad” and the way the current culture is moving this timeless music form.
At the tender age of 20, Sierra Hull has already been immersed in the music scene for over a decade, writing and creating her own sound with some of the greatest contemporary bluegrass producers in the business. At the age of 11, Hull was invited to the Grand Ole Opry stage by Alison Kraus. She attended Berklee College of Music where she was the first bluegrass musician to be awarded the school’s most prestigious honor, the Presidential Scholarship. While her mandolin playing has always possessed clarity and fleet-fingered precision, her singing has undeniable heartfelt power.