We head out on our "Goin' South" Tour Fri, September 29. Our first stop is the Nobles County Art Center in Worthington, MN. Then we head to Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, and Iowa. This morning's issue of the Worthington Daily Globe had a great preview article about our concert there. You can read it here. http://www.dglobe.com/lifestyles/4334263-curtis-loretta-bring-folk-back-worthington-friday

 

We had a great time playing at "Hotdish For Homelessness," a fundraiser for Family Promise, September 21, in Ramsey, MN. We played before the show, which featured Garrison Keillor! 

Huntsville Traditional Music Association in Huntsville, Alabama, April 25, 2017

 

CURTIS & LORETTA HEAD SOUTH!

Our 2017 fall tour will take us to southern Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas, which is Curtis' home state. Though we won't get down to the area affect by Hurricane Harvey, we send everyone down that way our love and hope that recovery will be as quick as possible.

We're really looking forward to seeing our "old" friends and fans along the way, and making new ones, of course! Click here for all the details of the tour.

 

 

 

 

 

ACOUSTIC GUITAR PROJECT

We did it! We're part of "Acoustic Guitar Project," going on across the U.S.

Here's info from their website, about how it works!

  • Each participating city has its own guitar. Every season, we choose five new local musicians to write an original song on their city's guitar.  Each musician has one week to write their original song and record it live. Musicians can only use the guitar and handheld recorder we provide. No editing is allowed.

 

Loretta wrote a song titled "Smiles Said it All," and we recorded it in our living room.

You can take a listen, and hear the story behind it here. 

 

 

 

Newest  CD, "When There's Good to Be Done"

(Nov, 2015)

This CD features 12 original songs Loretta wrote about real people who overcame great challenges in their lives. It's the culmination of a year long project through an Artist Initiative grant that Loretta was awarded, from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Click here to find out how to get one, what's on it, and to listen to sound samples!

 

 

 

Loretta wrote each of the 12 songs on "When There's Good to Be Done" about real-life people who have gone through great challenges in their lives and come out stronger for the journey. She interviewed each person, crafted their story into a song, and then got back together with with them to polish the edges. These are ordinary people with extraordinary qualities. There's a woman who donated a kidney to a little girl she'd never met, a WWII POW who survived the German Death March, a woman who grew up in a small primitive village in Somalia and is now a nurse at Mayo Clinic, one of the worst injured of the 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, and many more!  

 

Curtis & Loretta are an acclaimed folk singer/songwriter duo featuring extraordinary harmonies and an array of stringed instruments 

Curtis Teague:
vocals, guitar, mandolin, mandocello, clawhammer banjo, steel ukulele, harmonica

Loretta Simonet:
vocals, folk harp, guitar, mandolin, kazoo, shakers 

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Appearing soon!

Oct 17, 2017
COUTTS MUSEUM OF ART
El Dorado KS
Oct 19, 2017
FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest)
Iowa City IA
Oct 29, 2017
ZEPHYR THEATRE
Stillwater MN
Nov 18, 2017
This has been re-scheduled for March 9, 2018
New Brighton MN

The Critics Say...

"Loretta's almost operatic alto and Curtis' rich tenor form a lush, polished and varied vocal blend. The pair's instrumental interplay is equally compelling, with Loretta's harp textures dancing in and around Curtis' deft guitar and mandolin lines." 

.....Dirty Linen

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