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LISTEN: Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, “Ain’t Got Jesus”

Mar 15, 2019

LISTEN: Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert,

Artist: Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert
Hometown: Kane – Queens, New York | Gellert – Elkhart, Indiana
Song: “Ain’t Got Jesus”
Album: When The Sun Goes Down
Release Date: March 20, 2019
Label: Dead Reckoning Records

In Their Words “This song began with Kieran noodling around on the octave mandolin. I loved the riff he was playing, so I picked up the guitar and started playing along. The seeds of the lyrics came from the world of old-time music — Leake County Revelers, Fiddlin’ John Carson, and others — but, in true ‘folk process’ fashion, we sewed them together with modern references. And, as so often happens when writing songs, the initial direction of the song fractured into multiple layers of meaning. We recently had someone at a show holler, ‘What is that song about?’ While it’s tempting to launch into an explanation of intent, it’s more fun to let people hear what they hear.” — Rayna Gellert

Photo credit: Lucas Kane

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LISTEN: Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert,
LISTEN: Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert,