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Uncle Earl video for “Streak o’Lean, Streak o’ Fat”, with appearance by John Paul Jones

United States
29 November 2007 —

The hilarious video by for Uncle Earl’s “Streak o’Lean, Streak o’ Fat” was directed by Tom Krueger (Bob Dylan, Bruce Sprinsteen, U2). Uncle Earl producer and Led Zeppelin’s legendary multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones makes an appearance on piano.



  • Streak o’ Lean, Streak o’ Fat
  • Uncle Earl – Waterloo, Tennessee (Rounder Records)
  • Music traditional, Words by Abigail Washburn & Jon Campbell, arr. Uncle Earl/© 2005 Smokin’ Granny Music, ASCAP
  • Produced by John Paul Jones & Engineered by Dave Sinko


  • Producer: Brad Paul
  • Director: Tom Krueger
  • Choreographed by: Maureen Berry, Heidi Kulas & Jason Nious, with additional steps by all the dancers
  • Edited by: Cutter Hodierne
  • Sound Design/Mixing by: Tom Paul
  • Concept by: Tom Krueger & Kristin Andreassen


Uncle Earl:

  • Abigail Washburn - banjo & vocals
  • KC Groves - bass & mandolin
  • Kristin Andreassen - guitar
  • Rayna Gellert - fiddle

  • featuring: John Paul Jones on piano

  • Roller-Skater-Waiter: Nate Cooper

The Braised Meats:

  • Heidi Kulas - captain
  • Harrison Barnes
  • Danielle Buice
  • Gary Giles
  • Tyler Mercereau
  • Cheryl Renfro

The Wasted Fats:

  • Maureen Berry - captain
  • Laura Cortese
  • Nic Gareiss
  • Emma Leahy-Good
  • Jason Nious
  • Matthew Olwell

Also Featuring:

  • Matthew Gordon as the maître d’
  • Casey Driessen as the chef
  • Emilee Warner & Holly Lowman-Baranski as restaurant customers

  • Art Director: Ruby Guidara, White Elephant Emporium (Watertown, TN)
  • Wardrobe Stylist: Heather Robinson
  • Hair & Makeup: Ashley Thompson
  • Audio Playback & Live Recording: Patrick Granado
  • Camera Operator/Camera Tech: Tom Zalenski
  • Gaffer: James King
  • Key Grip: Tonia Floyd
  • Production Assistant/Swing Man: Ryan Zacharias
  • Production Assistant (Nashville & New York): Holly Baranski
  • Production Assistant (New York): Jennifer Glickman
  • Sound Editor: Eric Milano
  • Voice & Dance Dubbing: Laura Cortese, Lisa Shepard, Tom Paul & Kristin Andreassen
  • Archivist: Ballard C. Boyd

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