Cruz and Robin Ella Contreras of Robinella & The CC Stringband stopped by BMI Nashville to sign publisher and songwriter contracts. Drawing from a variety of influences including jazz and bluegrass, the band released two albums on their own Robinella Records before being picked up by Columbia in 2002. The Blanked For My Soul EP soon followed, and a Columbia full-length is due May 20. Robinella & The CC Stringband are scheduled to play the sold-out Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee during their summer tour.
Pictured are (seated) Cruz & Robin Ella Contreras and BMI's Bradley Collins and David Preston. photo by Brian Tipton