We kick off the season for Hickory Ridge Concerts virtually, tonight, Sept 19, at 7 pm Central! 

Please join us - host Chris Vallillo kicks off the show, we do a 45 minute set, then we have Q & A, as we all enjoy pie (BYOP). When there is not a global pandemic, Chris hosts the shows at the historic Dickson Mound Museum, in Lewistown, Illinois. We're proud to be the premier performers for this all new virtual season of shows! Join us on the Hickory Ridge Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/events/1215348578852510.  It'll also be on our Curtis & Loretta Facebook page.  Just go to http://www.Facebook.com/CurtisandLoretta, and scroll down till you see the event with the red LIVE sign in the corner. 


Hi to Everyone, from our Quarantine Home in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

We sincerely hope you are all doing well, and staying safe during this strange new world we are sharing. Due to the pandemic of Coronavirus, all our concerts have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Our lives, like so many people's, are on hold indefinitely. These are strange times such as we've never seen before, but we are lifted up by all the acts of kindness we see everyday, as people reach out to help others through this. Stay safe and healthy, stay home if you can, and we'll see you as soon as we can!! 

We are working on new music here at home, and want to share this video we made a few days ago. Loretta wrote this.

May we all help to "Lift the World." 


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Virtual - Hickory Ridge Concert

Lewistown, IL

Due to Covid-19, this will be a virtual show, on Stream Yard, with host Chris Vallillo. To join the concert, go to https://www.facebook.com/hickoryridgeconcerts. In "Normal" times, when there is not a pandemic, this wonderful concert series is held at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, Illinois. This will be the premier virtual concert of the series.


Virtual - Missouri River Regional Library

Jefferson City, MO

Due to Covid-19, this will be a virtual concert, on Youtube. The link will be available here on Sept 28. It will be "When There's Good to Be Done," a concert of songs of unsung heroes. For more info, call (573) 634-2464 or go to https://www.mrrl.org. No charge for this concert.

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."                          ... Dirytyy Linen

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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 

 Curtis & Loretta at Pacific Northwest Folklore Society, Sept 14, 2018. Photo courtesy of Steve Marti, Loretta's high school friend!





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

In October 2018, 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 a few months later -

"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:

Click here to hear the interview with Dave Howe

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