Groupe Country US formé en 2000 comprenant Kristin Andreassen, KC Groves, Stephanie Coleman, Paula Bradley et Rachel Eddy.

American string band Uncle Earl formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2000. Founded by singer/songwriters K.C. Groves and Jo Serrapere, the band's early years set the tradition of an all-female lineup that included Amanda Kowalski, Casey Henry, Sally Truitt, and Tahmineh Gueramy. This initial lineup yielded the 2002 independently released album She Went Upstairs. A winning mix of traditional folk, bluegrass, and old-timey string band music, Uncle Earl's music found favor among the folk and roots music circuit, though Groves' eventual relocation to Colorado led to the dissolution of the original group. By the end of 2003, however, Groves had put in place the group's best known and most successful lineup. With Groves on mandolin, guitar, and vocals, and new recruits Kristin Andreassen (guitar, fiddle, ukulele, harmonica, vocals, clogging), Rayna Gellert (fiddle, guitar, vocals), and Abigail Washburn (banjo, vocals), Uncle Earl established themselves nationally with a pair of self-released EPs and constant touring. A deal was struck with esteemed folk label Rounder Records and by 2005, the band had recorded their label debut, She Waits for the Night, with old-timey artist/producer Dirk Powell. While touring in support of the album, the band met roots music enthusiast and former Led Zeppelin bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, who came on board to produce their acclaimed 2007 follow-up, Waterloo, Tennessee. The group's most successful period followed with touring both overseas and across North America. Within a few years, each member had begun to pursue individual interests and careers. Throughout the early 2010s, Groves and Andreassen occasionally revived Uncle Earl with a different supporting lineup and in 2014, the core quartet reconvened for their first show in six years.

Style musical : Old-Time, Traditional Folk

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10


Single & EP

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 29401 (US) RAISE A RUCKUS - Stacker Lee / Little Annie / Julianne Johnson / Walker / Keys To The Kingdom / Raise A Ruckus / The Izze Jingle

The Last Goodbye / Easy In The Early ('Til Sundown)


01/2002 CD DETROIT RADIO COMPANY DRC010D (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
07/2005 CD ROUNDER 11661-0565-2 (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 11661-0577-2 (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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