Loretta Finalist in Tumbleweed Festival Song Contest

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I'm honored to say I'm one of 10 finalists in the Jane Titland Memorial Songwriting Contest at Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, WA, on Labor Day weekend. This year's theme was "Silver Linings," and I can't wait to hear everyone's entry! The whole festival is virtual this year, and you can listen to all the song entries on the Contest Stage. Curtis & Loretta will also do a set, on the Delightful Duos - Delicious Duets Stage. Check it all out, Sept 3 through 5, at http://www.tumbleweedfest.com/tmfvirtual2021.html.

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Previous events

Oct3

Big Island Rendezvous

Bancroft Bay Park, Albert Lea, MN

Our Sunday schedule - 11 am on the Main stage, plus minstrelling through the park later in the day Also performing: Dick Kimmel and Kelly Coyle, C & L, Roe Family Singers, Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, Purgatory Creek, The Fish Heads, and more. Everyone needs to park at Freeborn County Fairgrounds, at 1031 Bridge Avenue, Albert Lea, MN. A shuttle bus then takes you to Bancroft Bay Park.
Discount Advance Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-658-2526. Ticket Prices: $14 for adults ($12 in advance) $8 for children 6-11 years of age ($7 in advance) Children 5 years and younger are free Family Pass $30

Oct2

Big Island Rendezvous

Bancroft Bay Park, Albert Lea, MN

Our Saturday schedule - MainStage at 3 pm, plus minstrelling throughout the park earlier in the day Also performing: Dick Kimmel and Kelly Coyle, C & L, Roe Family Singers, Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, Purgatory Creek, The Fish Heads, and more. Everyone needs to park at Freeborn County Fairgrounds, at 1031 Bridge Avenue, Albert Lea, MN. A shuttle bus then takes you to Bancroft Bay Park.
Discount Advance Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-658-2526. Ticket Prices: $14 for adults ($12 in advance) $8 for children 6-11 years of age ($7 in advance) Children 5 years and younger are free Family Pass $30

Sep5

Virtual - Tumbleweed Music Festival

Virtual pre-recorded set, Richland, WA

This year's Tumbleweed Music Festival will be virtual. Our pre-recorded set will be available on-line, on the "Delightful Duos: Delicious Duets" stage, beginning September 3. Go to http://www.tumbleweedfest.com. Also look for the "Jane Titland Memorial Song Contest" stage. Songs by the 10 finalists, including Loretta!

Sep4

Virtual - Tumbleweed Music Festival

Virtual pre-recorded set, Richland, WA

This year's Tumbleweed Music Festival will be virtual. Our pre-recorded set will be available on-line, on the "Delightful Duos: Delicious Duets" stage, beginning September 3. Go to http://www.tumbleweedfest.com. Also look for the "Jane Titland Memorial Song Contest" stage. Songs by the 10 finalists, including Loretta!

Sep3

Virtual - Tumbleweed Music Festival

Virtual pre-recorded set, Richland, WA

This year's Tumbleweed Music Festival will be virtual. Our pre-recorded set will be available on-line, on the "Delightful Duos: Delicious Duets" stage, beginning September 3. Go to http://www.tumbleweedfest.com. Also look for the "Jane Titland Memorial Song Contest" stage. Songs by the 10 finalists, including Loretta!

Aug29

LIVESTREAM - Round Robin with February Sky and Curtis & Loretta

Michigan, MN

Free concert, but you must register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qduGrrz4pG9y7SRk-90T-a0DvhH1kZz-D?fbclid=IwAR2mvCLlydi_UXg0CX1gxLjy9ZRdbpNlJs_ZOyXBMDoDqYnsAAqlwZuITe8

An In the round concert hosted by February Sky, with Curtis & Loretta. 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 4:00 p.m. Central. TO BE BROADCAST VIA ZOOM. They're running the concert exclusively on Zoom so that it will be an event where people can come early or stay a little bit late to chat or to talk with the musicians (the Zoom room will open 30 minutes before official show time). They can accept up to 100 participants, so be sure to register ahead of time if you wish to attend.

Aug15

We play onstage each day at 1 pm. We give a hands-on ukulele workshop each day at 10 am. Attend the ukulele workshop both days, and you may go home with your own brand new, free ukulele! A drawing at the end of Sunday's workshop determines who gets a free ukulele!! Also at this year's festival - The Purple Hulls, Brothers Burn Mountain, and more.

Aug14

We play onstage each day at 1 pm. We give a hands-on ukulele workshop each day at 10 am. Attend the ukulele workshop both days, and you may go home with your own brand new, free ukulele! A drawing at the end of Sunday's workshop determines who gets a free ukulele!! Also at this year's festival - The Purple Hulls, Brothers Burn Mountain, and more.

Jul24

Family Festival - "Little House on the Prairie"

Walnut Grove City Park, Walnut Grove, MN

The Family Festival in downtown Walnut Grove is held during the day, preceding the evening's Wilder Pageant. We'll play two shows during the day on the Gazebo, times to be announced. For info - 507-859-2358

Jul17

Family Festival - "Little House on the Prairie"

Walnut Grove City Park, Walnut Grove, MN

The Family Festival right in downtown Walnut Grove is held during the day, preceding the evening's Wilder Pageant. We'll play two shows during the day on the Gazebo, times to be announced. 507-859-2358

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

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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:

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