Video of May 4 Owatonna concert

The final concert of our "When There's Good to Be Done" tour throughout Minnesota, funded in part by the MN State Arts Board, was at the Owatonna Arts Center, on May 4. Here's the link to the video, which was made courtesy of Limberg Productions. Click on the link, then scroll down to the Curtis & Loretta video.

 

http://www.owatonnalive.com/Arts-and-History.html 

April 11 Concert in St James changed to May 2

Mother Nature has won out again! A blizzard is coming through Minnesota on Thursday, April 11, and we've had to change the date of the concert in St James to May 2. We're trusting that there won't be any more snow in May !! We're sorry for any inconvenience. The forecast sounds positively scary, even for us tough Minnesotans. Up to two feet of snow in St James, and white-out driving conditions. 

Earlier, we had to re-schedule our concert in Owatonna from March 9, to May 4. These concerts in Owatonna and St James are the last in our series of "When There's Good to Be Done" concerts, with original songs and a slide show of Minnesota unsung heroes. This tour across greater Minnesota has taken us to 20 locations so far, and these will be the last two. Thank you to the Minnesota State Arts Board, for the Arts Tour Minnesota grant that has enabled this wonderful journey throughout our state over the past year! 

A Show in our Home Town!

HERE WE ARE AT UNDERGROUND MUSIC CAFE LAST TIME, BACK IN 2017

We'll be doing a concert April 6 at Underground Music Cafe in Falcon Heights, which is right next door to St Paul, Minnesota. It's a rare concert in our hometown. OK, technically it's not our hometown, since we live in northeast Minneapolis, but you know, St Paul and Minneapolis are joined at the hip!

Come on down for an evening of poignant songs, funny songs, Curtis' crazy stories, and more! The Underground also has delicious food, including soup and sandwiches, homemade pizza, desserts, coffee, tea, beer and wine.

Uplifting News from WTIP Radio in Grand Marais, MN

Last October, we did a live radio show on WTIP in Grand Marais. We chatted about the music tour we were doing at Arrowhead Libraries, and we sang a song I'd written, "When There's Good to Be Done." It's a true story about Christy Harding, a young woman who donated a kidney to a little girl she'd never met before.

 

We got this email recently -

"Loretta, we learned recently that one of our listeners was so inspired by a story and song YOU shared on our show that he actually donated a kidney to a stranger. So amazing and wonderful!! Here's the link to the interview with him; thought you'd like to hear his story:

 

https://www.wtip.org/lutsen-resident-dave-howe-what-inspired-him-donate-kidney?fbclid=IwAR1E0SHq0RWJVpG7k8Gn5FLT_LY0K3MmaESR_T_Wm0T94qsEDXlxLwoFHvI

:) You should feel really really good about this. All the best! Annie"
-- 
Annie Possis, producer, The Roadhouse

 

 

Lutsen resident Dave Howe, on what inspired him to donate a kidney.

 

Owatonna Concert re-scheduled for May 4

The extreme winter weather continues here in Minnesota! It's been one big storm after another, and here is ANOTHER! Forecasts are for  heavy snow, ice, and gusting winds this weekend. They say folks should stay home and not travel. So in the interest for everyone's safety, we're postponing our March 9 concert at the Owatonna Arts Center. It's been re-scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2 pm.

 

It will still be a "When There's Good to Be Done" show, and Peter Razor will be on hand to talk and answer questions after the show!

On The Road Again - Heading south!

We're on the road! Come see us in AL, IL, IN, or WI !!
 

WE'VE HEADED SOUTH! - We headed down to Alabama, where there is no snow on the ground! It's going to be a balmy 45 degrees today, and we are in heaven to have escaped the windchill of Minnesota for a bit!! Come see us in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin! Click here for all the details!

P.S. Thank you to everyone who came out to the benefit concert at the Zephyr Theatre in Stillwater, MN! You were a wonderful audience, and you helped out the cause of transforming the Zephyr Depot into a beautiful performing arts center! The photo below is from the concert at The Zephyr on January 13, 2019.

 

Zephyr Theatre in Stillwater!

This coming Sunday afternoon, we'll be at The Zephyr Theatre in beautiful downtown Stillwater, MN (Loretta's hometown). It will be a benefit concert to help transform the Zephyr into an exquisite performing arts center! Here's a photo from last time we played there, in October of 2017!  Come join us Sunday. You can view all the details here.

Holiday Shows!!

We've got four holiday concerts coming up, December 2018

Dec 2 we'll be at The Landing, a "pioneer village" in Shakopee, MN. Dec 6 we're at the charming Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House in Belle Plaine. Dec 13 we head to "Music at the Museum" in Springfield, IL, and Dec 15 we perform at Hickory Ridge Concerts in Lewistown, IL. These are all wonderful venues.

Please join us if you're nearby!!

We'll be wearing our Victorian Christmas costumes, and doing traditional Christmas carols and songs, on Celtic harp, mandocello, mandolin, and celeste (a vintage keyboard that sounds like bells). You can find all the details here!

 

"When There's Good to Be Done Tour" kicks off!

CONCERTS IN MINNESOTA THIS MONTH

October 13 marks the beginning of our "When There's Good to Be Done" tour!!

We kick off this tour featuring songs of Minnesota unsung heroes, in Willmar, Minnesota on Saturday, Oct 13. Willmar was the site of a historic bank strike by 8 women in 1977. They came to be known as the Willmar 8.

Last Leg of our Western Tour, in California!

We are on the final leg of our Go West tour! We drove through beautiful mountains today in Oregon and northern California, and we are gearing up for our next gig! Wednesday, it's a noon-time concert in downtown Sacramento. Friday we're live on KKUP Radio in San Jose. Saturday we're at Fiddling Cricket Concerts in Santa Cruz, and Sunday we're on KPIG Radio in the Monterey Bay area. Please check out all the details here!!

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Appearing soon!

Jun 25, 2019
FARMINGTON LIBRARY
Farmington MN
Jul 6, 2019
FAMILY FESTIVAL
Walnut Grove MN
Jul 12, 2019
OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM
Sioux Falls SD
Jul 12, 2019
LAURA INGALLS WILDER PAGEANT
De Smet SD

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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