Groupe Country US formé en 2000 comprenant Kristin Andreassen, KC Groves, Stephanie Coleman, Paula Bradley et Rachel Eddy.
the brainchild of Michigan folksingers K.C. Groves (now based in Lyons, CO) and
Jo Serrapere, Uncle Earl were founded in 2000 after each artist had established
herself as a solo artist. Work on their debut, She Went Upstairs, began shortly
thereafter and little time passed before the duo added vocalist Tahmineh Gueramy
to the mix, sealing the group's membership. When Sally Van Meter signed on to
the project as producer and side musician, she was able to procure the talents
of fiddler Laurie Lewis and mandolinist Pooh Stevenson to guest on the album,
which, along with the hearty verbal support of Mollie O'Brien, gave She Went
Upstairs more weight in the contemporary bluegrass community. The band self-released
the album to favorable reviews in 2002.
Between finishing the recording of She Went Upstairs and its release, Groves made the move to Colorado, and Uncle Earl rarely found the chance to support their new record. Eventually the band dissolved and Groves released another solo album, Something Familiar, before she pieced together a new lineup under the Uncle Earl heading. Looking to expand the project into a more fleshed-out ensemble, Groves invited Rayna Gellert (fiddle, vocals), Abby Washburn (banjo, vocals), Kristin Andreassen (guitar, clogging, vocals), and Sharon Gilchrist (bass, mandolin, vocals) into the fold and the quintet recorded She Waits for Night. This time Uncle Earl found the production talents of Dirk Powell, and the results were favorable enough for Rounder to pick up and release the album in July 2005. Waterloo, Tennessee followed in 2007. Although each member lives in a different state, the quintet seems to suffer less the problems of proximity than the original Uncle Earl lineup.
Style musical : Old-Time, Traditional Folk
|ONE TRUE (2007)||
Années en activité :
|2002||CD DETROIT RADIO COMPANY 10 (US)||SHE WENT UPSTAIRS - Charlie He's A Good Ol' Man / The Blackest Crow / Orphan Train / Dream My Girl / Rubber Dolly / Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies / Baby / Lost Child / Over In The Glory Land / The Fox / Snow White Dove / Freight Train|
|06/2004||CD UNCLE EARL ? (US)||GOING TO THE WESTERN SLOPE - Coffee's Cold - Tater Patch / Pale Moon / Backstep Cindy / Going To The West / Coon Dog / Keys To The Kingdom|
|06/2005||CD UNCLE EARL ? (US)||RAISE A RUCKUS - Stacker Lee / Little Annie / Julianne Johnson / Walker / Keys To The Kingdom / Raise A Ruckus / The Izze Jingle|
|07/2005||CD ROUNDER 610 565 (US)||SHE WAITS FOR NIGHT - Walkin' In My Sleep / There Is A Time / Sugar Babe / Warfare / Pale Moon / Booth Shot Lincoln / Willie Taylor / Sullivan's Hollow / How Long / Old Bunch Of Keys / Sleepy Desert / Divine / Ida Red / Take These Chains|
|03/2007||CD ROUNDER 0577 (US)||WATERLOO, TENNESSEE - Black-Eyed Susie / The Last Goodbye / One True / Wish I Had My Time Again / My Little Carpenter / My Epitaph / Buonaparte / Bony On The Isle Of St. Helena / Sisters Of The Road / Streak O'Lean, Steak O'Fat (Hangshao Rou) / D&P Blues / The Birds Were Singing Of You / Wallflower / Drinker Born / Easy In The Early ('Til Sundown) / I May Never|
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