No Depression reviews "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

Bothy Folk Club re-opens with C & L giving first concert

The legendary Bothy Folk Club had monthly concerts in Mankato, Minnesota, for many, many years. We were honored to perform 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

Holiday gigs in Chicago-land + discounted CDs

HOLIDAY SHOWS

We're so pleased to let our Chicago area friends and fans know we'll be there soon! This Saturday night, December 10, we'll be in concert in Wheaton, at the Acorn Coffeehouse. It'll be a holiday concert with lots of Christmas carols and songs (and Victorian costumes) plus inspiring songs from our newest CD, "When There's Good to Be Done." And next Tuesday, December 13, we'll be part of the Annual Holiday Hoot on Lilli Kuzma's "Folk Festival" show on WDCB Radio. So please come out, tune in, and / or log on!!  Please scroll down a bit for all the details on the performances.

ALL CDs on SALE NOW THROUGH DEC 31 !!

All our CDs (including "Christmastide") are on sale right now, marked down from $15 to $10. You can get one at our concert this Saturday, OR simply go to http://www.curtisandloretta.com/music__store/  That link takes you to cdbaby, where right now they also have penny shipping, if you buy 3 or more CDs. It doesn't have to be just our CDs, you can choose from any music on that site.

We're in the news!

We're still on the West Coast, hanging out with friends in Portland for a few days. Last weekend we got a really nice in-depth article in "The Columbian," the Vancouver, Washington newspaper. …   A lot of people must have read that article, because the house was packed.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/sep/23/folk-duo-sings-songs-of-real-life-heroism/

Review from Portland Folk Music Society

"When There's Good to Be Done" arrived yesterday but I didn't have time to listen until this evening.  I AM BLOWN AWAY!  What an incredible, meaningful collection of songs! … I gotta say, lady, you just keep writing better & better!  I ran the emotional spectrum while listening, ending with laugh-tears."

 

We're in the Pacific Northwest!

We had a great time performing at the Tumbleweed Music Festival in eastern Washington last weekend. We'd done several concerts for  Three Rivers Folklife Society, that puts on this festival. So we saw many old friends, and made new ones too. The festival is every year on Labor Day weekend, so check it out if you're in this area!

Looking forward to this weekend, we kick it off with a radio show in Port Townsend. Then we do concerts in Seattle, Coyle, and Hoodsport...

 

House Concert March 26 + Folk Radio Shows

Saturday, March 26 we're doing a house concert at a great spot, right in Golden Valley, a western suburb of Minneapolis. It's called Folk House. This series has hosted several concerts over the past couple years - Chuck and Jane's home is welcoming, comfortable, and an intimate space for a concert! Yes, the public, including YOU, are welcome!! 

Click here for all the details! 

The new CD, "When There's Good to Be Done" is getting airplay across the U.S.  Thank you, folk dj's!!!

Here are the latest folk radio shows that have played our CD, "When There's Good to Be Done." Call your local folk show, and request it!! If they don't have a copy, they can email us at www.curtisandloretta.com/contact/ to get a copy.

-- "Tuesday AM Mix," WFHB, Bloomington, IN

-- "Traditions," WFDU, Teaneck, NJ ("Special plaudit" for this new release!)

-- "Serendipity," CKOL, Ontario

-- "Off the Beaten Path," WBRS, Massachusetts

-- "Old Front Porch Radio Show," WXOU, Michigan

-- "Mostly Folk," podcast, Catskills, NY

-- "Music of the People," WMCB, Massachusetts

-- "Four Strong Winds," KVMR, California

-- "Midnight Special," WFMT, Chicago (also on "Rich's Picks" on this show) 

This weekend-Winter Bluegrass Weekend + Oak Center

The snow is almost all melted here in Minneapolis, and spring is on the (not too distant!) horizon. We've got two great performances coming up this weekend!  Friday evening we do a 35 minute set at MBOTMA's Winter Bluegrass Weekend, in Plymouth, Minnesota and Saturday evening we do a full length concert at the wonderfully intimate Oak Center General Store in southern Minnesota. We'll be doing many songs from the new CD - we'll be looking for you! Click here for all the details …. Curtis & Loretta

 

 

 

HOLIDAY SHOWS this weekend in Iowa and Illinois!

We're headed south (well, a little bit south of our own Minnesota!!), to do holiday shows in Iowa and Illinois this weekend. We'll be in Iowa City, Lewistown Illinois, and on Iowa Public Radio. In fact, wherever you are in the world, you can listen online Sunday, Dec 20 at approximately 3:15 pm till 3:45 pm CST, and hear us singing holiday songs on the air. Please click here for all the details!!

We'll be wearing Victorian Christmas costumes (yes, you can see them on the radio, if you come to the Folk Tree Holiday party at the studio in Cedar Falls!!)

http://www.curtisandloretta.com/gig/

Nice write-up in Rift Magazine!!

We just got a nice write-up in Riftmagazine.com, for the Sunday CD release concert at the Cedar! You can take a look here!

http://riftmagazine.com/event/curtis-loretta-friends-cd-release/

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Appearing soon!

Oct 29, 2017
ZEPHYR THEATRE
Stillwater MN
Nov 18, 2017
This has been re-scheduled for March 9, 2018
New Brighton MN
Dec 1, 2017
TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE
Downers Grove IL
Dec 2, 2017
FOREST PARK NATURE CENTER
Peoria Heights IL

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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