Uncle Earl


  • Formed in 1999 by K.C. Groves (guitar, mandolin) and Jo Serrapere (vocals). They were originally a duo backed by guest musicians such as Tahmineh Gueramy (fiddle), Amanda Kowalski (bass), Casey Henry (banjo) and Sally Truitt (bass).
  • 2002, released first album “She Went Upstairs” (no label) featuring Groves and Serrapere with guests Sally Van Meter and Laurie Lewis.
  • They sometimes refer to themselves as the g’Earls.
  • 2003-2010, the band included Groves, Abigail Washburn (banjo), Rayna Gellert (fiddle) and Kristen Andreasson (guitar).
  • Groves has recorded several solo projects of folk, old-time and bluegrass music. She lives in Colorado.
  • Banjo player Abigail Washburn also performs and records as a solo artist, specializing a blend of American and Chinese folk music. In 2009, she married Bela Fleck and performs with him in the Sparrow Quartet as well as a duo.
  • Kristen Andreasson is also a member of the Maryland-based Footworks, a percussive dance group. She lives in Woodstock, NY.
  • Rayna Gellert (from North Carolina) is a former member of the Freight Hoppers.
  • 2005, released She Waits For Night album (Rounder).
  • 2007, released Waterloo, Tennessee album (Rounder) produced by John Paul Jones (of Led Zeppelin).
  • 2010, band included Groves, Andreasson, Stephanie Coleman (fiddle), Paula Bradley (banjo) and Rachel Eddy ( banjo, fiddle, and bass.)