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Daybreak

Sierra HullAudio CD
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A good chunk of popular music’s real estate has been carved up along lines of age these last half-dozen decades, and we’re used to seeing young musicians aim exclusively for young audiences then flounder as they outgrow teenaged listeners’ tastes and concerns. Pan-generational mentoring and mingling has done much to insulate bluegrass from this coming-of-age quandary. Still, ... Read more in Amazon's Sierra Hull Store

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  • Audio CD (March 8, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rounder
  • ASIN: B004K7M6X8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,574 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Sierra Hull releases her third album, Daybreak on Rounder Records. Due March 8, the album was produced by Union Station bassist Barry Bales and features 12 songs 7 of which were written by Hull. Mandolinist Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers) had this to say about Daybreak: Sierra's extraordinary ear and innate musicality are well-evidenced by this, her second LP. It's a joy to hear her realizing her seemingly limitless potential. One of the most respected artists in the new school of bluegrass, Hull has received 5 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) nominations in the past 3 years and is the first bluegrass musician to receive Berklee School of Music's prestigious Presidential Scholarship.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bright Days Ahead for Hull with 'Daybreak" March 9, 2011
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Prime Cuts: Daybreak, Best Buy, Wouldn't Matter to Me

It would be criminal to ignore Hull's sophomore effort "Daybreak." This is an indispensable landmark disc as far as the genre of progressive bluegrass is concerned. While many of Hull's peers are entrenched in the latest beat and trends, the 19 year-old Hull has gone for the heart and her roots. As a result she has made bluegrass palatable, rejuvenating and youthful again. Comparisons with Alison Krauss are inevitable as both divalets are from the same recording imprint, the inexorable Rounder Records. Vocally both of them are close cousins with Hull having Krauss' crystalline clarity as well as her controlled modulation that brings a sparkling purity to these songs. Further, both of them have great veneration for tradition rooting the backings of their songs in the rustic riffs of the banjo, fiddles, steel and acoustic guitar. Just like Krauss, Hull has taken John Pennell's (a Krauss favourite writer) "Don't Pick Me Up" as well as contributing 7 songs of her own.

Relative to her debut "Secrets," Hull has grown in her song writing by leaps and bounds. Most evident is her poignant title track "Daybreak." Bathed in a tear stained delivery, this spiritual nod to God in the face of pain is one of the most beautiful ballads written by Hull ever. Though nothing can top the title cut "Daybreak," "Tell Me Tomorrow" a deprecating denial piece with Hull begging her no-good dud not to tell her about their impending break-up until tomorrow. And we all know how she wished tomorrow would not come. Such lyrical subtlety and maturity certainly belies Hull's youthfulness. Hull certainly stretches herself stylistically with the western swing "Best Buy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Green Grass & Mandolins March 14, 2011
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This sophomore disc by Sierra Hull is a vast improvement over her debut disc. Of course, with the amount of recognition shes getting this time around, a lot of listeners have mistakenly attributed this to be her first outing (which was actually 2008's "Secrets"). That album was six years in the making, recorded since Hull was 13, and the results - while interesting - were definitely not what would make one reach for the repeat button. Things take a turn for the better on "Daybreak", which should cement her position as a tour de force on the country/bluegrass music scene.

Initial impressions are that this is a fine mix between the sounds of Alison Krauss and Union Station, with a lot more mandolin thrown in. Indeed, Hull's voice has all the affectations of a younger Krauss, and has a honey-drenched sweetness about her that is hard not to find endearing. I first discovered Hull through Wildy's World, an online resource that made it a point to source out and review upcoming artists. When they gave "Daybreak" the unique tag of being one of the few 'desert island' discs in existence, one had to take note. And while it most certainly is perhaps one of the best country albums released in 2011, its classic status is debatable as (at the time of writing) it remains a relatively new release.

The interesting thing about this record is that even though its most obviously not a Christian or religious record, there are certain gospel elements here and there that actually work (without being too obvious about it). The instrumentation, vocalization, and some of the lyrics are subtle in what they imply - and this is a good thing as it opens the record up to very different audiences.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the prodigy evolves March 16, 2011
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Very good stuff!

I really enjoyed every cut on the album.
Sierra's musicianship is unquestioned, and it shines endlessly.

But her vocals are improving with maturity, the fine harmonies notwithstanding.

The sky is absolutely the limit for this emerging artist. Who knows how high she can soar at the rate she is going.

While yes, this is bluegrass music, any number of the songs have a very contemporary feel to them and come off more modern than traditional, even though the instruments themselves are all traditional accoustic.

A fine effort, worth many hearings.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another notch on Sierra Hull's bluegrass belt June 7, 2011
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Sierra's debut Secrets (2008) gave the world notice of a new, amazingly talented mandolin picker on the Americana scene. Her musicianship was front & center on almost all the tracks. For this second album Daybreak, recorded 3 years later (and older) at age 18, Sierra has put songwriting and singing to the fore, and has grown tremendously in both categories. (I don't know how her mando playing can possibly get better.) Her voice has matured and employs more feeling and nuance (with just a light touch of vibrato) in her delivery. She also contributed 7 originals out of 12 tracks, a big step from just 3 on Secrets. There are two obligatory uptempo instrumentals which showcase her incredible dexterity and fluid style on mandolin, and one old-time Gospel number with a deep bass harmony by co-producer Barry Bales (of AKUS). The subject matter of the lyrics don't stray outside the traditional bluegrass/country milieu (heartbreak, romance, faith etc.), but the arrangements are more contemporary and modern than Bill Monroe or the Osborne Brothers (though nowhere near Punch Brothers territory). Many listeners draw comparisons to a young Alison Krauss, which isn't too far off the mark, especially considering her musical pedigree and background. But whereas AKUS has steered more into acoustic country/folk (or whatever genre they call it) lately, Hull's roots are still firmly planted in the bluegrass garden. Over time, she may branch out and cross over, but meanwhile her albums represent fine examples of the genre.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review of Daybreak CD
The CD arrived in time and was in good shape. No problems at all. I met the singer at a small concert at an historic home on Shelter Island and she was great. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ellen M Schnepel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
Great sounds from a great musician. Unprecidented sounds from a young artist. Thanks for producing such a fine recording for the public.
Published 3 months ago by artdude
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album
Sierra Hull is an amazing artist. She is an extremely talented musician, singer, and song writer. I am anxiously awaiting her next album release.
Published 11 months ago by K. Macmillan
5.0 out of 5 stars great performer, great music
Saw a documentary on this young lady and just had to have her music. Price was right.
Delivery was immediate, which is a huge plus.
Published 13 months ago by Jean Hughes
4.0 out of 5 stars Sierra Hull - Daybreak
One of our finest mandolin virtuosi. Excellent and exciting playing, especially for such a young performer. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Bruce D. Burleigh
5.0 out of 5 stars A+
Instrumentals are complex and precise. Great album. Could listen to it all day and then some more. Great job, SIerra & Hwy 111
Published 15 months ago by Jason Edmonds
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfrul
If you like Alison Kraus and Union Station, then you will like Sierra Hull. She is more upbeat, but her voice is not as refined as Alison. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Kaiahso
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor Sierra!
Backup instruments are way too overpowering for this girl. Not a good mix at all. Will probably avoid future purchases of this artist.
Published 16 months ago by Songbird 3
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love THIS CD!
Sierra has an amazing voice and other musical talents as well! Her band is very good as well! My family and I have truely enjoyed listening to her music!!! Read more
Published 16 months ago by keishainmiss
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good CD
I enjoy Miss Hulls playing very much. I've listened several times through and enjoy the CD, I particularly like the instrumental pieces.
Published 16 months ago by james richmond
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