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Rayna Gellert & Kristin Andreassen on Around This Town, March 5



on Around This Town

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

4 pm (est)


(L-R: Kristin Andreassen and Rayna Gellert)

Old-time fiddler Rayna Gellert has released a new CD, Old Light. She's coming to Charlottesville to celebrate its release with a a concert at the Magnolia House on Tuesday, March 5, and is bringing along her former Uncle Earl band mate, Kristin Andreassen.  Before that, they will first stop by Around This Town for a visit with host Sabra Guzman.

Rayna Gellert grew up in a musical family, and has spent most of her life immersed in the sounds of rural stringband music, heartfelt gospel songs, and old ballads. After honing her fiddle skills playing at jam sessions and square dances, Rayna fell into a life of traveling and performing. Her fiddle albums are widely celebrated in the old-time music community, and she has recorded with a host of musicians in a variety of styles – including Robyn Hitchcock, Tyler Ramsey, Sara Watkins, Loudon Wainwright III, John Paul Jones, and Abigail Washburn.  She is currently touring in support of her latest release, Old Light.

Kristin Andreassen is an award-winning songwriter and composer of music for both children & adults. She’s toured three continents as a member of the celebrated old time stringband Uncle Earl, the “folk noir” trio Sometymes Why, and as a clogger & educator with the Appalachian traditional dance group Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. Kristin’s debut solo album Kiss Me Hello features the single “Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes,” which won the John Lennon Song Contest Grand Prize for Children’s music, has been used in weddings, choir recitals, marching band performances, and topped the charts on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Kids’ Place Live. Kristin has recorded with some of music’s all-time great producers: Mark Schatz (Nickel Creek, Tony Rice Unit), Dirk Powell (Cold Mountain, Balfa Toujours) & John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin.


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