A bluegrass child prodigy turned full-fledged mandolin virtuoso, Sierra Hull has played the White House, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Hull was the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. With four albums to her credit, Hull’s most recent release, “Weighted Mind,” was produced by Bela Fleck and includes vocal harmonies by Rhiannon Giddens, Alison Krauss and Abigail Washburn. “Weighted Mind” was nominated for 2016’s Album of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and contains Hull’s “Black River,” which received an IBMA nomination for Song of the Year. Hull, also nominated for IBMA’s Mandolin Player of the Year, co-hosted the 2016 IBMA awards on September 29.