Crying Uncle

  • Dates: September 29, 2018
  • Venue: Youth Stage
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 100 W Lenoir St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
  • Admission: Free


Crying Uncle was founded by Quale brothers Miles (age 14, on fiddle and vocals) and Teo (age 12, on mandolin and vocals). The brothers, who are state and national fiddle and mandolin champions, have been featured on KQED’s The California Report, performed at venues such as IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Festival and CBA’s Father's Day Bluegrass Festival, and have toured with sibling music duo and mentors, Tashina and Tristan Clarridge. They've performed on stage with bluegrass bands Sideline and Special Consensus and renowned guitarist George Cole; and their former band, Rambling Minors, opened for fiddler Michael Cleveland. Miles and Teo are also part of the band, Jubilee. Originally, Crying Uncle invited guest musicians to collaborate with them. Crying Uncle BG Band (CUBG) realizes the band members' expansive take on bluegrass music. CUBG has opened for prestigious bands such as The Del McCoury Band, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and Hawktail.