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Experience 'Daybreak' The New Music Video by Sierra Hull

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Sierra HullSierra Hull continues to hone her musical chops on her follow-up to 2008's Secrets. Daybreak was produced by Union Station's Barry Bales and features some of the best singers and pickers on the planet. But the real attraction here is the phenomenal talent of this young and fast rising star who at 19 has already made an indelible mark on the bluegrass world.

Sierra Hull, 19, is a Berklee student and bluegrass mandolin prodigy who signed to Rounder Records at age 13, and has performed with Alison Krauss and other top musicians. The concerts take place on Thursday, September 1 at noon in Kendall Square, 300 Athenaeum Street, in Cambridge; and 6 p.m. at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue, in Boston.

A native of Byrdstown, Tennessee, Sierra Hull became well known in bluegrass circles for her skill on guitar and mandolin at age 8, performing on the Grand Ole Opry with Alison Krauss when she was just 11. As a teen, she joined the Great High Mountain tour with Krauss, Ralph Stanley, and others. At 16, she released her debut album, Secrets, co-produced by Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station. Her follow up, Daybreak, was co-produced by Barry Bales. She is a recipient of Berklee's Presidential Scholarship and has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the National Prayer Breakfast.

A good chunk of popular music's real estate has been carved up along lines of age these last half-dozen decades, and we're used to seeing young musicians aim exclusively for young audiences then flounder as they outgrow teenaged listeners' tastes and concerns. Pan-generational mentoring and mingling has done much to insulate bluegrass from this coming-of-age quandary. Still, Sierra Hull is the rare soul to make it through these years entirely unscathed.

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