This week’s feature album comes from West Virginia bred, Nashville-based artist Sierra Ferrell with her highly anticipated release Long Time Coming.

A lifelong singer, Ferrell got her start performing in a local bar at only seven years old. Skip to her 20s and she’s travelling across the US performing with a musical troupe. But it was her move to Nashville that set Ferrell up for stardom.

Since then, Ferrell has performed across the world including AmericanaFest and Out On The Weekend Festival in Australia in 2018 and 2019.  It was during this visit that PBS welcomed Sienna into the studio to record a couple of tracks for Studio 5 Live. Listen back to the session here.


Long Time Coming embodies Ferrell’s fierce eclecticism and individuality as a musician and songwriter.  


"I want my music to be like my mind is-all over the place. I listen to everything from bluegrass to techno to goth metal, and it all inspires me in different ways that I try to incorporate into my songs and make people really feel something." Sierra Ferrell 


Co-produced by Grammy Award-winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Sarah Jarosz) and Australian musician Stu Hibberd, Long Time Coming stakes out new sonic territory where tango rhythms, bluegrass picking, jazz phrasing, and classic country intersect to create something that feels wholly original. 

Long Time Coming is out now via Rounder Records. PBS members can tune in to the station all week for a chance to win a copy of the album. Not a member? Join now for your chance to win.



Emma Donovan & The Putbacks - 'Love Without Limit'

King Stingray - 'Milkumana'

Australian Art Orchestra | David Wilfred | Sunny Kim | Peter Knight | Aviva Endean - 'Nunguryu Nunguryu'

Snowy Band - 'Call It A Day'

Nice Girl - 'Ipsum'

The Hard-Ons - 'Hold Tight'

Kim Salmon - 'Self Replicator'

Dos Santos - 'City of Mirrors'

Dream Theater - 'The Alien'

Dream Theater - The Alien (Official Video)