Uncle Earl, all girl string band in concert for WMNF - Mary Glenney, Women's Show03/25/06
Abigail Washburn and Rayna Gellert of Uncle Earl. UNCLE EARL is an all girl string band powerhouse made up of five talented young women, each from a different region of the country. The "G'earls" hammer out traditional southern Appalachian string band music around a single microphone, singing the hillbilly canon of hard times, love's good and evil, and getting wronged. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe picked their CD "She Waits for the Night" as the #1 CD of 2005: "The hottest new ensemble in the burgeoning neo-traditional revival, the female band's sound is at once ancient and hip, achingly melodic and properly playful."
UNCLE EARL, ADRIENNE YOUNG AND LITTLE SADIE, THE BISCUIT BURNERS, Sunday, March 26, 6pm at Skipper's. $12 advance, $15 door. One of the most exciting recent developments in music is young bands rediscovering and celebrating traditional and oldtime music, and making it sound fresh and new. WMNF has a concert to showcase this new movement, with a triple bill of women-led acoustic string bands.