Sierra Hull with Special Guests Scott Mulvahill and Dead Horses
October 26 @ 7:00 pm
The Holland Theatre is proud to welcome back Sierra Hull. She graced our stage in 2017 and is now returning with a full band. This performance will feature opening sets with special guests Scott Mulvahill and Dead Horses.
In her first 25 years alone, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sierra Hull hit more milestones than many musicians accomplish in a lifetime. After making her Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 10, the Tennessee-bred virtuoso mandolinist played Carnegie Hall at age 12, then landed a deal with Rounder Records just a year later. Hull’s widely acclaimed album Weighted Mind — a Béla Fleck-produced effort nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards — was described by NPR as “stunning,” with Hull’s artistic trajectory compared by the Chicago Tribune to bluegrass crossover star Alison Krauss.
Hull’s fourth full-length for Rounder is an elegantly inventive and endlessly captivating album called 25 Trips. Revealing her profound warmth as a storyteller, 25 Trips finds Hull shedding light on the beauty and chaos and sometimes sorrow of growing up and getting older. Encompassing everything from bluegrass to folk-pop to ethereal alt-rock, 25 Trips remains rooted in the sophisticated musicianship that Hull has cultivated almost her entire life.
Frontman. Singer-songwriter. World-renowned upright bassist. Multi-instrumentalist. For the past decade, Scott Mulvahill has left his unique mark on the intersecting worlds of Americana, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock and roll, and roots music. Already acclaimed for his work alongside icons like Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, he turned a new page with Himalayas, a versatile solo album that celebrates the full spread of his abilities. Bass Magazine described the album as an “ingenious blend of acoustic bass body pats, string pull-offs, harmony-implying pedal tones and double-stops, and counterlines seamlessly fit to his impassioned vocals and introspective lyrics.”
Dead Horses isn’t a band in the conventional sense. Rather, it’s an intimate, folk-inspired conversation between two close friends. At its core, the participants are guitarist/singer Sarah Vos and bassist Daniel Wolff. To date, Dead Horses have released three studio albums, an Audiotree Live Session, three singles, a two-song EP, and, most recently an eclectic five-song EP, Birds. Dead Horses weave together a vibrant patchwork of classic and contemporary influences that span trad roots, indie- folk, and other experimental musical idioms. Rolling Stone lauded the duo’s “smoky vocals [and] cinematic lyrics” and named the band an “Artist You Need to Know.”
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