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Sierra Ferrell Brings Classic Americana to the Fillmore Charlotte

The Fillmore Charlotte; May 12, 2024

A photo of Sierra playing guitar on stage
Sierra Ferrell performs at the Fillmore Charlotte. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
It’s not easy to put a finger on the style of singer-songwriter Sierra Ferrell, but her sound is hypnotic just the same. Blending elements of folk, bluegrass, gypsy jazz and more, Ferrell’s vocals float effortlessly above the sonic backdrop created by acoustic instrumentation.
This was all on display for a sold-out Fillmore Charlotte on Sunday, May 12. Ferrell doesn’t create music that you sing along to as much as you stop, stare and listen. It’s enthralling. Time seems to move slowly, while the performance also feels like it’s over in the blink of an eye.
A photo of Sierra and her band performing at The Fillmore Charlotte
Sierra Ferrell performs at the Fillmore Charlotte. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Before I knew it, Ferrell had performed more than a dozen songs and had disappeared for a costume change – leaving a puffy blue butterfly-covered dress for a more form-fitting sequined covered skirt. Not that her music’s style changed as her vocals continued down their sweet and soothing pathway.
Ferrell made sure to note that her mother had made the trek from West Virginia to attend the show (after all, it was Mother’s Day). Opener Jake Kohn—a 17-year-old with an older soul—also mentioned that his mom was in attendance, and selling his merch.
A photo of a 17-year-old singer named Jake Kohn
Jake Kohn opens for Sierra Ferrell (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Kohn is one to keep an eye on. His weathered vocals instantly captivated the crowd and drew cheers on a regular basis. Chances are it won’t be long before he’s headlining venues like this on his own.

Sierra Ferrell Setlist

Bells of Every Chapel
Silver Dollar
Give It Time
I’ll Come Off the Mountain
Why’d Ya Do It
Made Like That
Chitlin Cookin Time
Money Train
Rosemary
No Letter
Redwood Hill
Lighthouse
I Could Drive You Crazy
Id Do It Again
The Sea
Far Away Across the
Why Haven’t You Lo
Wish You Well
American Dreaming
Dollar Bill Bar
Fox Hunt

Encore

Don’t Let Me Down
In Dreams
Sierra onstage singing and playing guitar in a flowery dress
Sierra Ferrell performs at the Fillmore Charlotte. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

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