Rayna Gellert

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Rayna Gellert
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MerleFest 2007, Photo by Forrest L. Smith, III
Background information
Born (1975-12-15) 15 December 1975 (age 38)
Origin Indiana
Genres Americana
Bluegrass
Instruments Fiddle, Vocals
Website Rayna Gellert's website

Rayna Gellert (born December 15, 1975) is an American fiddler and singer specializing in old-time music. She grew up in Elkhart, in northern Indiana. Her father is the traditional fiddler and banjo player Dan Gellert. Originally a classically trained violinist, she took up the old-time fiddle in 1994, when she moved to North Carolina to attend Warren Wilson College.[1] She received a bachelor's degree from Warren Wilson College.

Gellert is a former member of the Freight Hoppers. From 2003 to 2009 she performed and recorded with the all-female old-time band Uncle Earl. In 2003, she was a featured performer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She has also performed with the dance company Rhythm in Shoes, the West African-influenced band Toubab Krewe, Abigail Washburn, and Scott Miller. She has toured throughout the United States, Europe, and Chile.

She has been a finalist at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, Fayette County, West Virginia several times.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • 2000 - Ways of the World
  • 2012 - Old Light- Songs from my Childhood & Other Gone Worlds

With Uncle Earl[edit]

  • 2004 - Going to the Western Slope (EP)
  • 2004 - Raise A Ruckus (EP)
  • 2005 - She Waits For Night (Rounder)
  • 2007 - Waterloo, Tennessee (Rounder)

With Susie Goehring[edit]

  • 2005 - Starch & Iron

With Scott Miller[edit]

  • 2012 - CoDependents(EP)[2]

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