Please save these dates for our CD release concerts!

November 3 - New York Mills Cultural Center, NY Mills, MN
November 10 - Princess Theater in St James, MN
November 19 - Ginkgo Coffeehouse, St Paul, MN 

We'll have our fabulous guest musicians from the CD join us at Ginkgo on Nov 19; Sandy Njoes on bass and Tom Schaefer on fiddle.

You can find all the details at

Our upcoming CD, "LIFT THE WORLD" will be officially released on Oct 21. It's a collection of mostly original songs, inspired by the pandemic. These songs celebrate what is truly important in this life, all the way from the heart-warming to the heart-breaking. This project is thanks to a Creative Support for Individuals Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

More info and photos from the recording studio are at


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"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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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