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Rayna Gellert & Kieran Kane Concert

  • Seman Violins 4447 Oakton St. Skokie, IL 60076 USA (map)
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Rayna Gellert & Kieran Kane Concert
25.00

Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00pm at Seman Violins. Paid receipt valid for admission; you will not receive a ticket in the mail. BYOB.

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If Rayna Gellert seems a preternaturally gifted songwriter, it’s because she’s seen farther into the old songs than most. Growing up in a musical family, she turned to Appalachian old-time music at a young age, becoming a prodigious fiddler and leading a new revival of American stringband music through her work with the acclaimed roots band Uncle Earl. An in-demand collaborator, she has toured and recorded with artists such as Scott Miller, Abigail Washburn, Toubab Krewe, and Robyn Hitchcock.

Kieran Kane has been referred to as "the godfather of Americana music" for good reason. His seminal work in The O'Kanes and Kane Welch Kaplin, as well as co-founding the independent label Dead Reckoning Records, laid the foundation for the contemporary world of Americana music. A successful solo artist, collaborator, and songwriter (with songs recorded by Alan Jackson, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and many more), Kieran is a musician's musician: his playing is always understated, always groove-oriented, and always serving the song.

Kieran and Rayna first met, fittingly, at San Francisco's celebrated Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, which led to their cowriting songs for Kieran's recent album, Unguarded Moments (Dead Reckoning). They joined forces again for Rayna's 2017 release, Workin's Too Hard (StorySound Records), which they also co-produced. Their first duo album, The Ledges, was released in February of 2018 on Dead Reckoning Records. Their second album together, When the Sun Goes Down, will be out March 20, 2019.

Fans of either artist will recognize the musical kindred-spiritedness in their restrained and roots-oriented approach to both songs and arrangements.

Find them on Social Media:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/kanegellertmusic

Instagram: @kanegellert

Twitter: @kkrgmusic 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEagCnohLm69zQBMuSaONug

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert perform at a Housley High-Rise Concert.
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