Celebrate Midsummer Eve with
Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert
Wed. June, 20th, 7:30 PM
A Private House in
Will be held in the garden or under a covered porch depending on the weather
Kieran Kane has been referred to as "the godfather of Americana music" for good reason. His seminal work in The O'Kanes and Kane Welch Kaplin, as well as co-founding the independent label Dead Reckoning Records, laid the foundation for the contemporary world of Americana music. A successful solo artist, collaborator, and songwriter (with songs recorded by Alan Jackson, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and many more), Kieran is a musician's musician: his playing is always understated, always groove-oriented, and always serving the song.
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, she turned to Appalachian old-time music at a young age, becoming a prodigious fiddler and leading a new revival of American stringband music through her work with the acclaimed roots band Uncle Earl. An in-demand collaborator, she has toured and recorded with artists such asScott Miller, Abigail Washburn, Toubab Krewe, and Robyn Hitchcock.
Kieran and Rayna first met, fittingly, at San Francisco's celebrated Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, which led to their cowriting songs for Kieran's recent album, Unguarded Moments (Dead Reckoning). They joined forces again for Rayna's 2017 release, Workin's Too Hard (StorySound Records), which they also co-produced. Fans of either artist will recognize the musical kindred-spiritedness in their restrained and roots-oriented approach to both songs and arrangements.
Reservations required, suggested donation $20 (100% to the artists), through Eventbrite. The concert will be presented at a private home in Harvard, MA; address will be provided upon reservation receipt .
On Midsummer Eve: Arrive 7:00pm, Concert 7:30pm. Coffee, teas, waters provided. Please bring a folding lawn chair, dessert, and adult beverage of your choice. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to a covered porch.