Loretta got MN State Arts Board grant!

Creative Individuals Grant

We're so honored to say that Loretta has been awarded the Creative Individuals Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board !! Over the next year Curtis & Loretta will be giving 8 concerts in rural communities throughout Minnesota, along with an outreach concert at a retirement home in each of these communities. 

The dates aren't all in place yet, but the venues, all committed, are all in rural communities: Bagley, McIntosh, Kelliher, Park Rapids, New York Mills, Dassel, Evansville, and Farwell.

More info will be coming soon!!

Lift the World is Lifting the World!

What they're saying

---Our new album, Lift the World, is getting lots of attention! It's been played by folk radio dj’s across the U.S. and overseas. It’s on the Top Albums of October, November, and December 2022 on the Folk Music charts.

--- Track # 4,“Karmic Closet,” is on Don Jacobson's Favorites of 2022 on "Movin' On" on KBOO Radio in Portland, Oregon

--- “Song of the Soul” on Northern Spirit Radio said, “Minnesota's Twin Cities are teeming with musical talents, among them Curtis and Loretta. They've been making and performing fine mostly-folkish music for more than three decades. Loretta Simonet writes the lion's share of their songs, and her primary instrument is either the guitar or the folk harp, accompanied by Curtis' deep voice & rich instrumental skills. You'll find yourself uplifted by Loretta's upbeat lyrics & voice, as you might expect from a life-long singer & theater major."

---“I love your new album - such excellent new songs and music.” … Lilli Kuzma, Folk Festival Radio show, WDCB, Chicago

---“Thanks for sending your record. It’s chock full of goodies.” Rik James, Americana Backroads, KGLT Radio, Bozeman, Montana

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Jun22

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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