New Review of "When There's Good to Be Done"

"When There's Good to Be Done" just got a really good review in No Depression (The Journal of Roots Music). The reviewer, Frank Gutch, wrote to me, "There is too little of this type of Modern Folk being done these days." 

Here's the link! 

http://nodepression.com/album-review/curtis-loretta-keeping-modern-folk-tradition-alive

 

 

Curtis & Loretta to give first concert in newly re-opened

Bothy Folk Club, in Mankato MN

The legendary Bothy Folk Club had monthly concerts in Mankato, Minnesota, for many, many years. We were honored to play in this wonderful listening room several times, and we were sad when it closed down a few years ago. But the GOOD NEWS is that founder Michael Bonner has started it up again, and Curtis & Loretta will give the first concert, on Saturday, February 4. It'll be in the same place it used to be, the Eagles Club in downtown Mankato. Click here for all the details. 

 

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!

We got a great review in Minnesota Bluegrass Magazine

Click here to read it! 

 

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!

Sep 16, 2017
ORPHANAGE MUSEUM at Arts Center
Owatonna MN
Sep 29, 2017
NOBLES COUNTY ART CENTER
Worthington MN
Sep 30, 2017
PLAINSONG HOUSE CONCERT
Roca NE
Oct 1, 2017
HOUSE CONCERT
Manhattan KS

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

Listen to samples of new CD here!

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