Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southeast Arizona
    Posts
    193

    Default Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    Just wanted to share this as there is something refreshing about it. Her approach reminds me a little of Shannon Whitworth of the old Bisquit Burners band. Yes, there is a mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl5mdG_IvGE

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    79

    Default Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    I saw here here this summer at our festival. They were great!

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Posts
    104

    Default Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    Quote Originally Posted by JimKo View Post
    Just wanted to share this as there is something refreshing about it. Her approach reminds me a little of Shannon Whitworth of the old Bisquit Burners band. Yes, there is a mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl5mdG_IvGE
    That’s Nate Leath on a John Hamlett F5 in that video. Nate is an awesome musician, particularly on the fiddle. He and Audrey MacAlpine, the bassist, played with Sierra Ferrell for a number of years, but unfortunately now she’s hit the big(ish) time, they are no longer in her band. Her loss, IMHO.

    Pete

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Mando Mafia For This Useful Post:


  5. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southeast Arizona
    Posts
    193

    Default Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    Thought the mando sounded really nice.

  6. #5
    Registered User Lucas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    Irvine, California
    Posts
    128

    Default Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    She sounds great. Thanks for posting.

  7. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    14

    Default Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    Yes... currently Joshua Rilko is playing with her. He's a special player as well!

  8. #7
    Registered User lowtone2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    lower alabama
    Posts
    605

    Default Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    She was a fixture on the street in the French Quarter for several years, but that's not what this is. Some of the French quarter stuff is R rated.


  9. The following members say thank you to lowtone2 for this post:


  10. #8
    Registered User Kevin Briggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    State College, PA
    Posts
    2,539
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    Nice!

    John Hamlett sent me that video when I asked him if he knew of any Hamlett recordings I could lust overview while mine was being made. She's great, and so is that mandolin!
    Hamlett Two-Point
    Eastman MD805
    Schertler DYN-M + Yellow
    http://www.youtube.com/ktbriggs
    https://www.facebook.com/kevin.briggs.1213

  11. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2021
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    36

    Default Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    Quote Originally Posted by JimKo View Post
    Just wanted to share this as there is something refreshing about it. Her approach reminds me a little of Shannon Whitworth of the old Bisquit Burners band. Yes, there is a mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl5mdG_IvGE
    Hallelujah, hallelujah!! I have so much missed the sounds of the Biscuit Burners band, and now comes along Ms. Ferrell. Soooooooooo good, and soooooooo real. This is what true country music should sound like, but doesn't. It's kind of a shame that Nate and Audrey are no longer with her, because they are an awesome trio. Nevertheless, her voice is like a tucked-away stream in the Great Smokey Mountains--nature's pure sound. After I post this, I am going to download her album. But what a voice; wow!! And it certainly does remind me of Shannon Whitworth and the Biscuit Burners; man, they were awesome.
    Old Dog Dave

    "The roots of music are embedded deep in the soil of human experience. The musician who taps those roots draws from life itself. That is the true 'soul man'." Old Dog Dave, from many years ago

    Gibson F-9, 2004
    Weber Gallatin A
    Bruhn double-point
    The Epiphone MM-30

  12. #10
    Registered User jdchapman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Roanoke
    Posts
    264

    Default Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    She's amazing, and there are tons of videos on youtube to prove it. I don't want to sound a negative note, but I wish the good folks at Rounder had just recorded her Lomax-style. I find the gussied up production less appealing. But that's my aesthetic. She writes good songs, her phrasing is remarkable, her voice is really a rare treat, and she's good weird.
    If you haven't already, check out Western AF and Gems on VHS. She's not the only young one out there doing amazing stuff right now.

  13. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2021
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    36

    Default Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    JD, I am with you on having her recorded Lomax-style. While she can do so many things with her music, her voice is so very evocative of the great traditional voices in Americana. I remember, too, that when I first heard the Biscuit Burners I was absolutely floored by the voices and felt like "Yeah, the past is back!" So, too, with Sierra Ferrell. At my age (74), it is truly a joy when a young singer/musician comes along that evokes the past so well. It gives me hope that traditional and true Americana will continue well beyond my years to come.
    Old Dog Dave

    "The roots of music are embedded deep in the soil of human experience. The musician who taps those roots draws from life itself. That is the true 'soul man'." Old Dog Dave, from many years ago

    Gibson F-9, 2004
    Weber Gallatin A
    Bruhn double-point
    The Epiphone MM-30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •