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Uncle Earl clogs on in new video

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 – Uncle Earl just released the video for "Streak o' Lean, Streak o' Fat" from their latest album "Waterloo, Tennessee."

Set in an anonymous Chinese restaurant, the video follows a chaotically unfolding Kung Fu clogging battle between warring alien forces that breaks out where touring stringband Uncle Earl has stopped for dinner.

Sensing impending dance madness, the Uncle Earl "g'Earls" leap for their instruments and play a rousing tune (with original Chinese lyrics) to spur the action. When the fighting gets dirty, Uncle Earl intervenes and they unite the two warring tribes in a dance of joy and cooperation.

Uncle Earl producer, Led Zeppelin's legendary multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones, plays piano.

The concept for the video was a collaborative effort between director Tom Krueger (Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, U2), producer Brad Paul, and band member Kristin Andreassen, who clogs during concerts. Other band members are KC Groves on bass, Rayna Gellert on fiddle and Abigail Washburn on banjo and vocal (singing her own original Chinese lyrics).

The video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCFJ3LURCtc.

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