Robinella and the CCStringBand

Born Robin Ella Tipton in Maryville, TN, just south of Knoxville in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Robinella is the daughter of a Baptist deacon and choir leader. She has spent her life inspired by music and the joy of singing.

After Robin met Cruz Contreras at a bluegrass show in 1997, they discovered a mutual creative interest and decided to form a band. The repertoire of Robinella and the CCStringBand combines elements of all the music they love, from jazz and gospel to bluegrass, folk, and country. The group features Cruz’s brother Billy on fiddle, guitarist Hans Holzen, bassist David Peeples, and drummer Daryl Johnson.

This artist appears in Jubilee #1111: Robinella and the CCStringBand/David Gans.