GRANT FROM MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD
We are very pleased and thankful to announce that Loretta has been awarded a Creative Support for Individuals Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This will enable us to make a new CD in the coming year, do three CD release concerts (Twin Cities, New York Mills, and St James), and a virtual show. Stay tuned for updates on this project, which will be a collection of songs inspired by the pandemic!
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We play 1800s music for an hour before the Laura Ingalls Wilder Festival, for more info call 800-880-3383, Admission $15 adults, $10 kids 6 - 12, free 5 and under
On Saturday, we're onstage 10:30 am on the Children's Stage, 1 pm on the West Stage, and 4:30 pm on the Children's Stage, plus minstrelling through the park. Free admission to the 51st Annual Summer Arts Festival. Three stages, hundreds of artist booths, lots of food vendors, lots of fun!
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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!
UPLIFTING NEWS FROM WTIP RADIO,
GRAND MARAIS, MN
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:
:) You should feel really really good about this. All the best! Annie"
Annie Possis, producer, The Roadhouse