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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Artist Spotlight: ROBINELLA

Robinella was born and lives in Maryville, TN - just south of Knoxville - in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Daughter of a baptist deacon and choir leader, she’s been singing in church and the shower her entire life but it wasn’t till college that she started singing out and about. Robinella majored in art and boys 101 at UT. She met her husband at a bluegrass jam in 97. She founded “Robinella and the CCstringband” in 1999 with husband and musician Cruz Contreras. Together they fused their broad tastes in music to create a sound that was and still is officially undefinable. On her two independent releases, as well as her Columbia records recording, Robinella surrounded her songs and voice with mandolin, fiddle, acoustic bass & guitar, and electric guitar. On her upcoming release on Dualtone records, Robinella and producer Doug Lancio built upon the bands traditional instrumentation expanding the bands instrumentation, colors and styles. The album entitled "Solace For the Lonely" contains twelve new originals and will hit the record stores on Tuesday, February 21st.

Listen for a special "Sneak Preview" of the new Robinella cd "Solace For The Lonely" during WIVK's The Americana Highway with Jack Ryan on Sunday, February 19th.


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