First/Last – Sierra Sellers

October 25, 2017

“Sewickly native Seirra Sellers grew up on a steady stream of R&B, rock, country and gospel thanks to her family’s eclectic taste. She found herself gravitating towards neo-soul artists like Jill Scott, India Arie and Lauryn Hill. Sellers found encouragement in a very good group of friends she’d met throughout her life, especially at St. Vincent College, where she recently graduated.” – Cindy Howes (WYEP)

Sierra Sellers is an up and coming Pittsburgh based R&B/Soul songwriter who recently released her latest single “Gimme” produced by Washington D.C. based K-Ron. Sierra will be bringing her festive vibe (along with a who’s who of local musical talent) as part of the 7th annual Holiday Hootenanny presented by WYEP on December 7th at the August Wilson Center. I want to thank her for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Dangerously in Love by Beyoncé.
  • Your last album bought?
  • A vinyl of Carlos Santana live.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, or The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • I was disappointed with Drake’s most recent album. There was so much hype with it and I just could not catch a vibe.
  • First concert attended?
  • Britney Spears and *NSYNC.
  • Last concert?
  • Chance the Rapper.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • This local band called Starship Mantis was nothing like I have ever experienced, and for that reason they were my favorite concert.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Jesse McCartney… my sister made me go…
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Pittsburgh has been great to me. I think it is a great place to build my sound and grow in such a supportive environment. My only wish is that there are more r&b/soul shows for me in the future.
  • Thanks, Sierra. Yes… I am definitely on board that Starship Mantis love vessel! They are so much fun!