Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert
Presented by Zeppelin Productions
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Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert return to Natalie’s to celebrate the release of When the Sun Goes Down, the follow up to their acclaimed debut The Ledges. Recorded live at home, When the Sun Goes Down captures the duo’s grounded, restrained playing and singing with a shimmering intimacy.
With themes ranging from the achingly personal to the pointedly political, these new songs from Kane and Gellert illustrate their movement towards a more thorough synthesis of their musical backgrounds. Guitar, fiddle, banjo and octave mandolin – in combination with their deeply affecting vocal blend – are employed in ways both evocative and modern.
Kieran 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.
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.
Venue: Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
Date: Sunday, October 20
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $25 reserved, $20 general admission