Raven and Red is an award-winning American folk music group based in Nashville, TN. The band consists of Brittany Jones (vocals/violin) and Mitchell Lane (vocals/guitar), both graduates of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and Mitchell’s youngest brother, Cole King (vocals/mandolin), a 10th grade student at Woodward Academy. Together, they strive to reach audiences through their recordings and live performances, highlighted by eloquent vocals and expressive instrumental arrangements. Their innovative songwriting style is influenced by a combination of genres, including country, classical, Celtic, and American folk music. Their first full-length Folk/Americana album, featuring original music written and produced by Raven and Red, is scheduled for release in the summer of 2017. The group has performed hundreds of concerts at various festivals, venues, and events throughout the U.S., including opening shows for headliners such as eleven-time Grammy Award-nominee, Connie Smith, two-time Grammy Award-nominated bluegrass group, Dailey & Vincent, multi award-winning bluegrass band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and Irish pop/Celtic rock band, Screaming Orphans.
In addition to their current repertoire, Raven and Red has expanded into the Celtic music genre with recordings and live performances, headlining several top festivals around the U.S. including the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival, Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games, East Tennessee Celtic Festival, and Taste of Scotland Festival in Franklin, NC.
Mitchell Lane is an American tenor, songwriter, entertainer, producer and recording artist from Atlanta, GA. A recent graduate at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance, Mitchell is trained in opera and classical music performance. His other musical passions include playing guitar, piano, and singing country, Celtic, and folk/Americana music. He has studied voice with Dr. Gregory Broughton, Associate Professor of Music at the University of Georgia, Maestro Fletcher Wolfe: Founding Director of the Atlanta Boy Choir, and renowned tenor Glenn Siebert at UNCSA. As a highly sought after soloist, ensemble and choral singer, Mitchell spent four years performing with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute and the Piedmont Chamber Singers in Winston-Salem, NC. He has appeared in such productions as Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda,” Puccini’s “Turandot,” Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem, and Otto Nicolai’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” His solo repertoire includes works in the Italian, French, German, British and Irish traditions, with personal favorites composed by Franz Schubert, Henri Duparc, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss, Ruggero Leoncavallo, and Robert Schumann. In 2012, he performed with the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Boy Choir in their international concert tour of St. Petersburg, Russia, where he sang in the Great Hall of the Philharmonic, the Royal Imperial Academic Capella, the Winter Palace, and the Peterhof Hermitage Museum. In his spare time, Mitchell enjoys film and television, playing piano and guitar, traveling, listening to music, composing, relaxing in the mountains with his family, and attending live concerts.
American violinist/fiddler, organist, singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and recording artist, Brittany Jones, is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She holds a Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, located in Winston-Salem, NC, where she studied with Dr. Erica Johnson and Dr. Timothy Olsen. In December of 2013, Brittany became the fifteenth graduate to receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, and Celtic Music Studies, with a minor in Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, where she graduated cum laude. She has studied Bluegrass fiddling with Hunter Berry and Colleen Trenwith, Old Time and Québécois fiddling with Trae McMaken, Celtic fiddling with Jane MacMorran, mandolin with Adam Steffey, and banjo with Frank Wing. Brittany holds a second Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with concentrations in Violin Performance, Organ Performance, and Sacred Music from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, where she studied with Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman. She also studied Injury Prevention Keyboard Technique at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, under the direction of world-renowned pianist, Barbara Lister-Sink. From 2001 to 2008, Brittany served as the organist for Salem Lutheran Evangelical Church in Oberlin, PA. Brittany has performed in the orchestra pit for many musicals and operas, and has taught private music lessons and workshops. She has also performed on the stage for countless orchestra concerts, chamber music groups, choirs, recitals, church events, and bands. Brittany enjoys spending her time traveling, hiking, reading, songwriting, and learning new instruments.
Cole King is a 10th grade student at Woodward Academy in College Park, GA. He is a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist, specializing in violin, piano, mandolin, guitar, and ukulele. He sings with the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Boy Choir and is often featured as a soloist. In addition to their recent 2016 tour in British Columbia, Canada, he has performed with the choir across the U.S., including concerts in Los Angeles, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii, and many countries around the world, including Warsaw and Kraków in Poland, St. Petersburg, Russia, Prague and Terezín in the Czech Republic, and Nova Scotia, Canada. In St. Petersburg, Russia, he was the featured soloist at the Great Hall of the Philharmonic, The Royal Imperial Academic Capella, The Winter Palace, and Peterhof Hermitage Museum. At Woodward Academy, Cole is a first violinist in the Philharmonia Orchestra. Cole recently performed as a soloist with the 2016 String Crossings Camp at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, where he worked with violinist Elisabeth Small, and fiddlers Tammy Rogers King and Buddy Spicher. He has received the Music Award, Physical Education Award, and the Good Citizenship Award. He also serves regularly as a distinguished Page at the State Capitol in Atlanta.