Sierra Hull picks tour band
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
– Sierra Hull named the lineup for her touring band, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, for 2009, which includes a former member of Mountain Heart. The band will consist of Clay Hess, formerly with the band Mountain Heart, on guitar; Jacob Eller, formerly with the bluegrass band No Speed Limit, on bass; and Hull's longtime friend and band mate Cory Walker on banjo.
"I'm really looking forward to playing music with some of my favorite musicians and people in a band setting. I know we are going to have a lot of fun together," said Hull.
The band will be touring extensively in the coming year, at festivals, clubs and performing arts centers across the U.S. No tour dates were announced. Hull will tour in support of "Secrets," her national debut album on Rounder Records. Released earlier this year, "Secrets" was co-produced by Hull and Ron Block (Union Station) and features Block, Dan Tyminski, Barry Bales, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Tony Rice, Jim VanCleve, Rob Ickes, Chris Jones, Jason Moore and Walker. The album includes 13 tracks, 3 written or co-written by Hull.
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