Uncle Earl

Uncle Earl was started (2000) primarily as a casual musical collaboration between two friends – founding member KC Groves and Detroit-area songwriter, Jo Serrapere – playing traditional music together. After a few gigs to promote their CD project, Jo decided to take her musical energy in a different direction, and KC continued with the Uncle Earl project. Today, after a couple personnel changes, Uncle Earl has emerged as one of the most exciting and talented young old-timey string bands, and a folk & bluegrass festival favorite. The band includes founding member, KC Groves (mandolin, bass, guitar, vocals, ), Rayna Gellert (fiddle, vocals), Kristin Andreassen (guitar, feet, fiddle vocals), Abigail Washburn (banjo, vocals), and Sharon Gilchrist (bass, mandolin, octave mandolin, vocals). This summer Uncle Earl released their debut CD for Rounder Records called She Waits for Night. In addition, Abigail Washburn has released her first solo CD on Nettwerk Records called Song of the Traveling Daughter.

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