Some people are born with a special gift for mesmerising an audience. We call them natural talents. That is how a music critic describes the American songwriter and musician Sierra Ferrell. When the renowned record company Rounder Records released her debut album Long Time Coming in 2021, it resounded throughout the US folk roots scene. Sierra Ferrell’s songs bear the musical stamp of americana, bluegrass and country, but as she explains on her web site, “I listen to everything from bluegrass and techno to goth metal, and I find inspiration in it all in various ways.” Sierra Ferrell was born in 1988 in a small town in West Virginia, left home, lived as a street musician for a time in New Orleans and Seattle among other places, and ended up in Nashville. Long Time Coming is the result of years of work, and is co-produced by Gary Paczosa, who has also produced for Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton and others. Among the guest musicians on the album are Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas and Sarah Jarosz. At Tønder Festival, Sierra Ferrell wiill be performing with her band in their only Danish festival appearance in 2023.