Kieran Kane’s seminal work in The O’Kanes and Kane Welch Kaplin, as well as co-founding the independent label Dead Reckoning Records, laid the foundation for the contemporary world of Americana music. A successful solo artist, collaborator, and songwriter (with songs recorded by Alan Jackson, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and many more), Kieran is a musician’s musician.

Rayna Gellert turned to Appalachian old-time music at a young age, becoming a prodigious fiddler and leading a new revival of American string band music through her work with the acclaimed roots band Uncle Earl. An in-demand collaborator, she has toured and recorded with artists such as Abigail Washburn, Scott Miller, Robyn Hitchcock, and Joachim Cooder.

Kieran and Rayna first met at San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in 2015, which led to their co-writing songs for their individual projects, and eventually to recording and touring together. They now have two duo releases on Dead Reckoning Records — The Ledges and When the Sun Goes Down — and are working on their third.