|Also known as||Robinella and the CCstringband|
|Origin||Knoxville, Tennessee, USA|
|Genres||Progressive bluegrass, Jazz blues, Pop|
|Years active||1998 – present|
|Labels||Big Gulley Records, Columbia, Dualtone|
|Members||Robinella Bailey, Taylor Coker, Deric Dickens, Mike Seal|
|Past members||Cruz Contreras, Billy Contreras, Steve Kovalcheck, Tom Pryor|
Robinella is the band of singer Robinella Bailey. The band was first formed as Robinella and the CCstringband in the late 1990s by Robin Ella and former husband, Cruz Contreras (the "CC" in CCstringband) at the University of Tennessee. They released three albums under that name before shortening it to simply Robinella with the 2006 release of Solace for the Lonely, an album that began to explore areas of pop and funk.
Prior to that, much of the band's work could be described as a mixture of progressive bluegrass and jazz blues. Notable early songs include a faithful remake of Nanci Griffith's "Love at the Five and Dime," a cover of "Flashdance (What A Feeling)" and the fan favorite "Man Over".
Robinella released Fly Away Bird, her much anticipated fifth album, in December 2009, along with a live album, A Sunday Kind of Love, which includes live performances from her 10-year run at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria in Knoxville, TN.
- As Robinella and the CCstringband:
- Robinella and the CCstringband (Big Gulley Records, 2000)
- No Saint, No Prize (Big Gulley Records, 2001)
- Robinella and the CCstringband (Columbia Records, May 20, 2003)
- As Robinella:
- Solace for the Lonely (Dualtone Music Group, February 21, 2006)
- Eklektikos Live (2005) - "Tennessee Saturday Night"
- Late Night with Conan O'Brien - February 25, 2003. Performed "Man Over."
- Soundstage - September 11, 2003 Performed "Man Over" and Honey Honey Bee"
- Most Wanted Live - January 10, 2004 Performed "Dress Me Up Dress Me Down"
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