Gailanne Amundsen • The distinctively spare sound is grounded in a love for what can only be called the pure and real, at once embracing both a strong roots tradition and yet creating a sound all their own – dubbed as "Appalachia-infused Cosmic Americana." At live shows or in the studio, a seemingly new subgenre is created, their songs displaying raw emotion – vulnerable and unassuming – with handcrafted spins that creak and stomp like a wooden dance floor.
With the chemistry of live shows as a calling card, fans at shows and festivals connect to our real music – to music you can grasp hold of and understand. Music that really thrives in a good high energy context.
On Jubal’s Kin, the self-titled debut from the Florida based duo, brother and sister, Roger and Gailanne Amundsen establish a new benchmark for the rising generation of roots musicians – Roger a three time Florida Old-Time Music Championship winner, and Gailanne the 2009 Florida & Tennessee Grand Champion Old Time Fiddler. Jubal’s Kin is an eclectic blend of indie folk and old-time charisma – drawing from earthy roots inspirations such as The Avett Brothers, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Bright Eyes , The Decemberists and a wide palette of other genres.
The debut CD was recorded and co-produced by Erick Jaskowiak at Compass Studios in Nashville. Jaskowiak has worked with some of the most talented progressive groups in acoustic music and otherwise, including Crooked Still, Bearfoot, Alison Brown, Bruce Molsky, The Chieftains with Alison Krauss, and with artists on the Cold Mountain soundtrack. Joined by upright bass virtuoso Byron House (Robert Plant, Sam Bush Band, Emmylou Harris) and guest banjoist Luke Richardson, the album was officially released on April 14, 2010. Since then, the band is also glad to have shared stages with groups du jour like Crooked Still, Over the Rhine, Hoots & Hellmouth, and Punch Brothers.
"I love the clarity and honesty of their singing, and their playing is sweet, solid and sounds just great. I’m excited about this CD and so pleased they invited me to participate!" ~ Byron House
"Now here is something unique – traditional music with a new heart and approach. Though their music may be classified as "old time", their spirit is youthful and different. Once you hear Jubal’s Kin, you never forget them." ~ John Carter Cash
Jubal’s Kin • “No More Liquor”
Jubal’s Kin • “Devil’s Inside My Head”
Jubal’s Kin • “Pretty Bird”
Jubal’s Kin • “Rock of Ages”
Jubal’s Kin • "Heaven To Me"
Gailanne & Roger Amundsen • Laurel Bloomery Fiddler’s Convention
Gailanne & Roger Amundsen • “Possum Up a Gum Stump”
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