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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt
COLUMBIA THEATRE TO PRESENT SIERRA HULL - Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting folk artist Sierra Hull for one night only on March 10, at 7:30 p.m., in Columbia Theatre.
HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts
will present folk artist Sierra Hull in one performance only on March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
in the downtown Hammond theatre.
Columbia Theatre/Fanfare Director Roy Blackwood said there aren’t many 23-year-old musicians that can say they have had a career that’s already spanned more than a decade.
“Sierra Hull was given her first mandolin at age eight. By the age of 11, Alison Krauss had called with an invitation to the Opry stage,” he said. “By 12, Rounder Records was expressing interest.”
Hull has also performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, traveled around the world sharing her music, and released three albums.
“She plays the mandolin with a degree of refined elegance and freedom that few have achieved,” said Bela Fleck, the banjo master who produced “Weighted Mind.” “And now her vocals and songwriting have matured to the level of her virtuosity.”
General admission tickets for the concert are $15 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.