From: PA, United States
Genre: Pop, Rock, World
A 2013 Independent Music Award nominee, Sierra defines herself as a singer and songwriter, not a singer-songwriter. She brings with her a fresh flavor of pop-rock-soul.
Dividing her time between Philadelphia (United States), Swindon (United Kingdom) and Lisbon (Portugal), Sierra brings her infectious mix to audiences worldwide, with thought-provoking lyrics and memorable melodies.
Named one of CBS Philadelphia's "Best Local Songwriters", her first EP, "8 or 80," was released in June 2009 to critical acclaim. The first single, "Rooftops", earned her the label of acoustic-soul, but her music extends the boundaries of genre and style. After touring in the UK and in Portugal, in support of the disc, Sierra returned to the studio to record her 2012 follow-up, "Stranger".
"What sets Sierra Hurtt apart from her contemporaries, from my personal point of view, is not what she let’s out or delivers vocally, but rather what she holds back. Her innate ability to manipulate time and space in between musical notes and bars, is absolutely stunning.
These same traits can be found in her songwriting. Everything from lyrics to musical arrangements are perfectly dosed and never out of control or extravagant." Jamsphere Magazine 2012