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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Previous events


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.


Canceled - Dallas Folk Music Society

Due to Covid-19, this event is postponed. Please check back for the new date later!, Dallas, TX

We do one set, then everyone jams at the "Hoot" !!  More details to come!


Virtual - Farmstead Creamery & Cafe

11077 N Fullington Rd, Hayward, WI

This show will be an on-line VIRTUAL SHOW, due to Covid-19. For info, 715-462-3453. Every week, Farmstead Creamery will be uploading a new show, and ours will be up sometime in August. Watch anytime! We'll be taping it at a socially acceptable distance, in northeast Minneapolis!! Pizza and other goodies are still available for you to pick up, at the Farmstead Creamery! https://www.northstarhomestead.com/NSHF/about/the-farmstead-experience/new-way-forward/


Canceled - Annual Puppet Pageant

Perham, MN

Due to Covid-19, the Annual Puppet Pageant is canceled. See you in 2021 !! Presented by New York Mills Cultural Center. Performance is at Dakota Village. We do music and sound effects for Annual Community Puppet Pageant. For info: (218) 385-3339


Canceled - Annual Puppet Pageant

120 S Boardman Ave, New York Mills, MN

Due to Covid-19, the Puppet Pageant has been canceled. See you in 2021 !! Presented by New York Mills Cultural Center. We do music and sound effects for Puppet Pageant. For info: 218-385-3339


Canceled - Family Festival in City Park

Walnut Grove, MN

Due to Covid-19, the Family Festival in Walnut Grove has been canceled. Stay safe and well, everyone.


Canceled - Family Festival in City Park

Walnut Grove, MN

Due to Covid-19, the Family Festival in Walnut Grove has been canceled. Stay safe and well, everyone.


Livestream Concert with Curtis & Loretta


Go to http://www.Facebook.com/CurtisandLoretta, then scroll down to the Livestream Event, with the red "live" icon, and click on that picture. See you there! 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 6pm Mountain, 5pm Pacific. We'll do original and traditional songs, with harmonies, folk harp, mandocello, guitars, banjo and uke. Tips appreciated, but not necessary, at http://www.PayPal.Me/CurtisandLoretta, http://www.Venmo.com/CurtisandLoretta, or PO Box 18652, Minneapolis, MN 55418. We'll be online 10 minutes early, so everyone can gather and make sure they find us, before we start the music on the hour!

Family Night at Campbell Park

7th and Dakota SW, Huron, SD

YES, this concert IS HAPPENING, with socially distanced seating. Free concert in the park.
South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Canceled - Peace Gathering Concert

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Canceled - Earthway Farm, 15832 Co. Rd. 7, South Haven, MN

Canceled, due to Covid-19. This will be re-scheduled at a later date. Stay safe and well, everyone.

For info: 320.236.7852 -- Admission $10 -- Come together, sing together! Join us at Earthway Farm to celebrate peace with folk singer-songwriters “Curtis & Loretta.” Sing along on iconic peace anthems from the 1960s, and the Minneapolis duo’s original songs. “Everybody get together, try to love one another right now!”


"Folk Festival" on WDCB Radio 90.9 FM

Chicago, IL

YES, this WILL happen, though we won't be live in the studio. We've taped a 3 song segment, and are sending it to Lilli. She'll play it sometime during her show, which runs 8 pm till 11 pm.


Postponed - Lake County Folk Club

164 Hawley St, Grayslake, IL

This concert has been re-scheduled for January 31, 2021. At Grayslake Heritage Center, for info - 847-602-8882. Admission: $18 / $15 (seniors) / $13 (members). Opening: Dan Sylvester  

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