Higher Vision/Sierra Hull and Highway 111 (#1113)

Bluegrass times two! A soulful gospel group is followed by a band of teenage prodigies.

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The members of Higher Vision, an up-and-coming bluegrass gospel group from Eastern Kentucky, credit their success to a hard-working attitude and a family-oriented performance style. In 2001, the International Bluegrass Music Association nominated Higher Vision as Emerging Artist of the Year. Since then, the group has met with wide acclaim from bluegrass critics and audiences around the country.

Strong lead vocals, smooth harmonies, and brilliant musicianship distinguish the group’s set of both traditional and original songs. Higher Vision features Rob Morgan on mandolin and lead vocals, bassist Dedria Morgan, Ronnie Merrill on lead guitar, Kelly Caldwell on fiddle, and banjo player Dale Thomas.

In the second half of this edition of Jubilee, Sierra Hull and Highway 111 offer a spirited selection of bluegrass music, featuring teenage mandolin prodigy Hull.

Sierra started playing when she was 8 years old and has quickly become one of bluegrass fans’ youngest favorites. She has won numerous mandolin and guitar championships; performed several times at the Grand Ole Opry; and shared the stage with bluegrass legends Alison Krauss, IIIrd Tyme Out, Sam Bush, and Ricky Skaggs. Here she’s backed by Cody and Stacy Hull on guitar and bass, respectively, and friend Justin Moses on banjo.