Rayna Gellert is an American fiddler and singer specializing in old-time music. She was born and raised in northern Indiana. Her
father is the traditional fiddler and banjo player Dan Gellert.
Gellert is a former member of the Freight Hoppers. She now performs with the all-female old-time band Uncle Earl. She has toured the
United States, Europe, and Chile, and lives in Lexington, Kentucky,
John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones is one of the most accomplished and respected musicians in the world of rock today. As a prolific session musician in the 1960's he played on or arranged innumerable recordings for artists such as Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Donovan, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Herman's Hermits and Cat Stevens. He then became a founder member of the seminal band Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin's iconic career was unparalleled, and is still one of the most influential bands in the world. After Led Zeppelin, and not one to rest on past glories, John began to work as a performer, arranger and producer with a diverse range of artists such as Diamanda Galas, REM, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel and La Fura dels Baus.
Always willing to challenge himself musically and not be constrained by any perceived boundaries, John took part in John Cage's MusicCircus at the Barbican Centre in London in 2005, and then as a contrast shortly after that embarked on a tour with bluegrass heroes Nickel Creek.
More recently John produced the 'old time' string band Uncle Earl, embarked on a number of performances with Robyn Hitchcock, produced the debut solo album for Sara Watkins and is currently writing his third solo album.