Delfest 2016: 8 Best Things We Saw

From the legendary host's family to a bluegrass ingenue

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Sierra Hull

Former child mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull was propelled back into the bluegrass spotlight with Weighted Mind, her January release produced by legendary banjoist Béla Fleck. During her solo set on Friday, Hull played original compositions from the album, but she was also Delfest's Artist at Large, teaching at the four-day academy preceding the festival and sitting in with everyone from headliners the Travelin' McCourys and Railroad Earth to more up-and-coming bands Mipso and Cabinet. Throughout she was sweet and composed, all talent and smiles, a natural extension of the McCoury clan.