2nd Shift Concert: Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at approximately 8:00pm. Arrive early and enjoy a self-guided tour of the museum! 

Duo performance with acclaimed roots artists:

KIERAN KANE- Maverick songwriter and Americana icon Kieran Kane is best known for his hits with the acclaimed new traditionalist country duo The O’Kanes. The band scored a number of top-ten hits in its brief existence. As a solo artist and collaborator Kane continues to write spare, emotional songs rooted in tradition, but with an unmistakable personal voice. It’s no surprise their imagery gives them an almost cinematic quality –– Kane is also an accomplished visual artist.

“Kane pares back his tunes to only their most essential, suggestive elements, and the result can be compared to the most evocative short stories of Ernest Hemingway.

This is his simplest effort yet -- but there's great artistry at work…. an album that, like the best art, doesn't telegraph its message. Rather, it's suggestive enough to draw the listener in for the act of discovery.” -Erik Hage, AllMusic

RAYNA GELLERT- 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, Gellert began learning Appalachian old-time music when she was a kid. In time she became a master fiddler, leading a revival of American stringband music through her work with acclaimed roots band Uncle Earl. The music is in her blood, and years of jamming and collaboration have drawn her deeper into traditional music, and fired a passion for writing. There’s a breathtaking depth, and abiding sense of connection, in Gellert’s songs; it gives them a quiet power that leaves no doubt that she’s an artist to watch.

Rayna Gellert 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. With her new mini-album, Workin’s Too Hard, on StorySound Records, she pulls from tradition, but the songs are her own, and the arrangements are built on a collaboration with Nashville songwriter Kieran Kane (co-producer, mandolin, guitar, vocals). In the vein of artists like Sam Amidon and Gillian Welch, Gellert’s roots run deep, giving her songs a timeless quality that resonates with audiences wherever she plays.

Beverages are included in the ticket price, non-alcoholic for everyone, and beer & wine to those 21+.

ARTIST WEBSITES:
http://www.deadreckoners.com/artists/kieran_kane.html

http://www.raynagellert.com/

Kiernan Kane: This Dirty Little Town: 

Rayna Gellert: The Stars: 

Kiernan Kane: I Took My Power Back:

Rayna Gellert: Live, on ConcertWindow: