Gibson has a page on their web site dedicated to several modern bluegrass artists who are having an impact on the music. As it happens, they all play Gibson mandolins. What a coincidence!
The artists featured are The Infamous Stringdusters, Cherryholmes, Cadillac Sky, The Greencards, The Grascals and Sierra Hull. In perhaps an odd choice of words, the page is entitled Hillbilly Hipsters.
You might be familiar with most of these artists, but a name that not everyone may recognize is Sierra Hull. Just 15 years old, she is already taking the bluegrass world by storm, playing both mandolin and guitar, and fronting her own band, Highway 111. She has been recognized as a true prodigy since she was 12 years old, and has been featured as a guest performer with Alison Krauss & Union Station, and filled in for Adam Steffey with Mountain Heart.
There are several videos showcasing her prowess on YouTube.
As part of their Hillbilly Hipsters promotion, Gibson is making available a free download from Sierra, a tune named Hullarious. The page also has streaming audio of Sierra’s tune, and Fork In The Road from The Infamous Stringdusters’ debut CD of the same name.
Read about all these artists – and hear some music – at Gibson’s Backstage Pass site.