Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert
Kieran and Rayna first met, fittingly, at San Francisco's celebrated Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, which led to their co-writing songs for Kieran's album, Unguarded Moments (Dead Reckoning). Fans of either artist will recognize the musical kindred-spiritedness in their restrained and roots-oriented approach to both songs and arrangements.
A successful solo artist, collaborator, and songwriter (with songs recorded by Alan Jackson, John Prine, Emmlou Harris, and many more), Kieran Kane is a musician's musician: his playing is always understated, always groove-oriented and always serving the song. Growing up in a musical family, Rayna Gellert turned to Appalachian old-time music at a young age, becoming a prodigious fiddler and leading a new revival of American stringband music. Rayna was with the band Uncle Earl, a powerful womens stringband that hatched several careers. She has toured and recorded with artists such as Scott Miller, Abigail Washburn, Toubab Krewe and Robyn Hitchcock.
Kane and Gellert performed together on March 30, 2018 at the Grand Ole Opry. They engage in a rich collaboration, blending respective songwriting with instrumental and vocal skills forging a bona fide "third voice." Both Rayna & Kieran have well-established individual identities, and their joining voices is a new musical adventure ranging from Nashville to folk, from singer/songwriter to old-time music.
Traveling from south to north this summer, just prior to Rayna teaching at the Southern Week Fiddle and Dance Camp at Jay Ungar and Molly Mason's Ashokan Center, we welcome Kieran and Rayna to Tompkins Corners bringing tradition, the arts and community together.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (View)
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
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