DateSaturday, July 17, 2021 - 7:00pm
With her spellbinding voice and time-bending sound, Sierra Ferrell makes music that is as fantastically vagabond as the artist herself. Growing up in West Virginia, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist got her start belting out Shania Twain songs in a local bar at the age of 7. She left home in her early 20s to journey across the country with a troupe of wandering musicians.
After years of living in her van and busking on the streets of New Orleans and Seattle, Ferrell moved to Nashville and started landing gigs around town. Soon enough, her magnetic live show drew the attention of Rounder Records, who signed Ferrell in 2019.
Opening: Singer-songwriter and Galax native Dori Freeman grew up in a musical family. Her father, Scott Freeman, and grandfather, Willard Gayheart, are both regular performers during Midday Mountain Music sessions at the Music Center. Her songwriting on her latest album, Every Single Star, released in 2019, is as beholden as ever to the traditions that first inspired her as a young girl growing up in Galax, Virginia, but full of the same incisive eye for the human condition that’s always been her hallmark.
Adults $25; Children 12 and younger admitted free
Since 2013, donors to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation have supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center.