Live At Deep Roots Mountain Revival 2017
From Charleston, WV, Sierra Ferrell has lived a life of non-stop song and music since age 20. While that makes only 8 years thus far, the depths of life and soul you hear in her voice are stunning. She sang throughout her whole childhood, and many different kinds of old songs and vinyl records and on the radio took up a full-time residence in her songbird heart. In her singing and songs you hear everything from Ella’s jazz, to cowboy, country, and blues influences and material. At 20, she picked up the guitar, which became her constant companion in the life of an adventurous-whimsical-rambling-traveler girl hitchhiking and hopping trains all across the country.
Busking as a way of life, she’d end up with her bar gigs, local radio appearances, and then went on to play 2014 Sunshine Daydream Music Festival in WV. After Ferrell knocked out the crowd at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV, while singing a song about a lost love, Tennessean writer Peter Cooper was quoted as saying, “She nailed it. You can’t live and exist around here without being fantastic. You’ve got to be great. No BS.”
Her next and most recent break came when her Northwest connections got her into the 2016 Stringband Jamboree, a music festival in its 17th year just outside Bellingham, Washington. Sierra won the audience’s heart at the Jamboree both on stage and around the campfires, and earned herself a permanent welcome in the area.
She’s released one spellbinding recording, an 11-song self released album called “Pretty Magic,” and has a new 13-song album in the works. Her song “Little Bird” off of “Pretty Magic” was picked up along her travels by a BBC connected DJ, and is still playing on several BBC online radio programs. She has two upcoming shows in Bellingham, and an appearance at Deep Roots Mountain Revival 2017 in WV. In Seattle, she recently appeared at The Columbia City Theater.
Aside from this, your best immediate bet is to catch her busking at the Pike Place Market in Seattle.