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Bluegrass Musicians to Perform at UW Feb. 8

February 1, 2017
woman seated on the floor holding a mandolin
Bluegrass singer and musician Sierra Hull will perform Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. (Gina Binkley Photo)

Bluegrass singer and musician Sierra Hull will perform with special guests The Railsplitters Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Hull appeared on stage at the Grand Ole Opry at age 11. She signed with Rounder Records two years later, and she has two acclaimed albums. Hull is the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music.

Recently, Hull released her Grammy-nominated album, “Weighted Mind.” The album features Hull’s sensitive original songs, heartfelt vocals and new style on the mandolin.

The Railsplitters will accompany Hull. A bluegrass band from Boulder, Colo., the group uses new influences to unleash tradition. “The Faster It Goes,” the band’s most recent album, contains pop-influenced numbers, but also pays tribute to the group’s musical mountain roots.

For more information about Hull and her music, visit www.sierrahull.com/home. To learn more about The Railsplitters, visit www.therailsplitters.com/.

The Weekly Events Committee -- responsible for organizing Hull’s performance -- meets Mondays at 4:15 p.m. in the Campus Activities Center (CAC), located in Room 012 of the Wyoming Union. For information about 7220 Entertainment’s committees, visit www.uwyo.edu/union/cac/7220-entertainment/how-to-join.html.

For more information about 7220 Entertainment events, visit www.uwyo.edu/union/cac/7220-entertainment/, like the Wyoming Union on Facebook, or follow the CAC on Twitter and Instagram @UWYOCAC.

Individuals needing assistance to attend events should call the CAC at (307) 766-6340.


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