Uncle Earl On Mountain Stage The five members of the all-woman outfit write and perform original songs in old-time Americana styles. The group plays live from its most recent album, Waterloo, Tennessee, complete with a clogging breakdown.
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Uncle Earl in Concert on Mountain Stage - 02/2007

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Uncle Earl On Mountain Stage

Uncle Earl On Mountain Stage

Uncle Earl in Concert on Mountain Stage - 02/2007

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Set List

  • "Wish I Had My Time Again"
  • "One True"
  • "The Last Goodbye"
  • "Wallflower"
  • "Ida Red"

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The five members of Uncle Earl write and perform original songs in old-time styles. Founding member KC Groves plays mandolin and guitar, and is joined by Abigail Washburn (also a member of The Sparrow Quartet) on claw-hammer banjo, Kristin Andreassen on guitar and harmonica (heard last week in Sometymes Why), second-generation player Rayna Gellart on old-time fiddle and Mary Lucey on bass.

The group has recorded two albums — the most recent of which, Waterloo, Tennessee, was produced by Led Zeppelin bassist and roots-music guru John Paul Jones. The group composed one of its signature tunes, "One True," at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival, an annual old-time gathering in Clifftop, W.Va. The clogging breakdown, heard during "Ida Red," features Andreassen, who got her start with a dancing troupe out of Maryland.