Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rayna Gellert is set to release her solo debut album Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds on October 2, 2012 via New York-based StorySound Records. A mix of original compositions and fresh arrangements of traditional fare, the 10-track album exhibits her reverence for the varied colors of the rich history of American music while allowing her luminescent voice to shine throughout, both lyrically and vocally.
“I was raised in a household where traditional music was an obsession. I fell into being a full-time musician because I was obsessed too,” says Gellert. “But while I was out touring I realized that it is my job to play music I love, which is bigger than protecting any one concept of tradition. I realized I was an artist, and I wanted to claim that.”