Sierra Hull Releases “Beautifully Out of Place;” New Album ’25 Trips’ Due 2/28

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sierra Hull has released “Beautifully Out of Place.” The song, a thoughtful meditation on self-doubt, opens her keenly-anticipated new album 25 Trips, her fourth full-length for Rounder and first since 2016’s critically acclaimed and GRAMMY-nominated Weighted Mind.

The song was inspired by words of encouragement Hull’s husband (fellow musician Justin Moses) shared with her. She recalls, “I remember Justin saying to me, ‘I believe in you, so you’re just going to have to learn to believe in yourself.’ That inspired the first line for me, and the song just wrote itself from there.”

Made with producer/engineer Shani Gandhi (Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Sarah Jarosz, Alison Krauss), 25 Trips continues the musical journey begun on Weighted Mind, a body of work that built off Hull’s bluegrass roots and ventured into entirely new terrain. But while its predecessor assumed a sparse and stripped-back palette, 25 Trips embodies a far more intricately arranged sound – an effect achieved with the help of peers like guitarist Mike Seal, bassist Ethan Jodziewicz, violinist Alex Hargreaves, and fiddler Christian Sedelmyer, as well as several musicians that Hull has long admired (including bassist Viktor Krauss, guitarist Bryan Sutton, and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Duncan). Along with integrating electric instrumentation and percussion into her material for the first time, Hull dreamed up the album’s eclectic textures by embracing a free-flowing process that often gave way to lightning-in-a-bottle improvisation.

“There were some songs that we created from the ground up, where I’d go in and play by myself, and from there we’d bring in other musicians to add more and more layers,” Hull says. “It was really wonderful to work that way, where we started from a place of mystery and then just let the song show us what it wanted or needed to become. However, with ‘Beautifully Out of Place,’ we cut that in the studio with some great musicians.”

Sierra Hull will be on tour throughout 2020. A list of confirmed dates is below. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tour Dates:

2/1- Glasgow Royal Concert Hall -Glasgow, SCT

2/2- Glasgow Royal Concert Hall | Transatlantic Sessions Glasgow, SCT

2/3- Royal Liverpool Philharmonic | Transatlantic Sessions Liverpool, UK

2/4- Sage Gateshead | Transatlantic Sessions Gateshead, UK

2/5- The Bridgewater Hall | Transatlantic Sessions Manchester, UK

2/6 -Royal Festival Hall | Transatlantic Sessions London, UK

2/7-  Symphony Hall Birmingham | Transatlantic Sessions Birmingham, UK

2/8- Brighton Dome Concert Hall | Transatlantic Sessions Brighton, UK

2/12- Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Troy, NY w/ Jake Shimabukuro

2/13- The Music Center at Strathmore -North Bethesda, MD

2/14- Colonial Theatre -Phoenixville, PA

2/15- Carnegie Lecture Hall -Pittsburgh PA

2/16- State Theatre -State College PA

2/20- Palace Theatre -Crossville, TN

2/21- Newberry Opera House -Newberry, SC

2/27- Old Town School of Folk Music -Chicago, IL

2/28- Stoughton Opera House -Stoughton, WI

2/29- Castle Theatre -Bloomington, IL

3/12- Tennessee Theatre -Knoxville, TN

3/13- Taft Theatre -Cincinnati, OH

3/14- Brown Theatre -Louisville, KY

3/20- Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center -Auburn AL

3/23- Lyric Theatre -Stuart, FL

3/29- Boulder Theater -Boulder, CO

4/1- Vilar Performing Arts Center -Beaver Creek, CO

4/3- Egyptian Theatre -Park City, UT

4/4- Egyptian Theatre -Park City, UT

4/5- Egyptian Theatre -Park City, UT

4/9- Sisters High School -Sisters, OR

4/10- Kirkland Performing Arts Center -Kirkland, WA

4/13- Ferndale Music Co. & the Old Steeple – Ferndale, CA

4/14 – The Center for the Arts -Grass Valley, CA

4/15 – Sierra Nevada Big Room, Chico, CA

4/16 – Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA

4/17- Yucaipa Performing Arts Center -Yucaipa, CA

4/18- Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts -Whittier, CA

4/20- MIM Musical Instrument Museum -Phoenix, AZ

4/21- ArtPower -San Diego, CA

5/21 – Strawberry Music Festival, Grass Valley, CA

9/12 – Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, Yadkinville, NC

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