Thursday, January 05, 2012

Young grass

Youngster Sierra Hull from Tennessee plays "From Now On" at a bluegrass festival. She's now attending Berklee on scholarship getting the other half of her music education, the half where she learns WTF it is that she's been doing by ear for the past ten years of her life, though she could probably play the bluegrass circuit full time and make a decent living at it. But she and Sarah Jarosz aren't interested in doing the burn out quick and stupid thing that the pop tarts like Britney do. I guess bluegrass don't make ya dumb like pop, yo.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. Pretty good - - sounds a lot like Alison Krauss.
    Think of the possible "girl-grass" group.
    Alison on fiddle, Alison Brown on banjo, Sally van Meter on dobro, this gal on mandolin - -
    and I can't think of a female guitarist or bass player. - - help me out here tux.

  2. Sarah Jarosz is primarily a mandolin and banjo player but she can do guitar. Here she is singing one of her songs while playing guitar, with Alison Krauss on mandolin and Jerry Douglas on steel/dobro.

    Sarah and Sierra Hull also know each other, they've jammed together at bluegrass festivals, Sarah usually does banjo or guitar in those jams and lets Sierra do the mandolin. So now we know Sarah, Alison, and Sierra are experienced at playing with each other, so add Alison Brown and Sally van Meter... :).

    Hmm, bass player. I'll have to think about that one.

    - Badtux the Music Penguin

  3. Correction: Alison did fiddle as well as harmony...


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