Rayna Gellert, Fiddler and Singer-Songwriter-QAmbassador

Posted 2012-11-15

Rayna Gellert-Old Light

Rayna Gellert-Fiddler and Singer-Songwriter

ConciergeQ: What is your favorite travel song? Why?

"The song “Time to Move On” by Tom Petty. It expresses that urge to stay in motion - as a touring musician, I’ve always related to that one."

Growing up in a musical family, Rayna Gellert has spent most of her life immersed in the sounds of rural stringband music, heartfelt gospel songs, and old ballads. A former member of the noted all-female group Uncle Earl, her fiddle albums are widely celebrated in the old-time music community, and she has recorded with a host of musicians in a variety of styles – including Robyn Hitchcock, Tyler Ramsey, Sara Watkins, Loudon Wainwright III, John Paul Jones, and Abigail Washburn. In early October, Gellert released her solo debut album Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds on Story Sound Records, complete with reverence for the varied colors of the rich history of American music.

Read Rayna Gellert’s Asheville, North Carolina Q&A!

(Photo by: Jon Estes)

Rayna Gellert, Fiddler and Singer-Songwriter-QAmbassador
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