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505 1st Ave S, St James, MN 56081

CD Release Concert, for more info call 507-375-4370, Loretta Simonet is a fiscal year 2022 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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Peter Razor has passed on from this Earth 

We are so saddened to announce that our dear friend, Peter Razor, has passed on from this Earth. We first met him when we were working on our "When There's Good to Be Done," recording, in 2015. He was a native American man who grew up at the State School Orphanage in Owatonna, MN. It was an abusive upbringing, with no love. But as a teenager he worked on the farm of Pat and Lee Klug in Caledonia, Minnesota, and they helped him "turn his life around." He said they were the first kind people he had ever met…

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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!

Loretta is Finalist in Tumbleweed Music Festival Songwriting Contest 

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 contest will be virtual, with all the performers featured on the Sunday night, Sept 5 concert, at 
More details on time, etc coming soon! ... Loretta

Live Music is Returning!!! 

As much as we have enjoyed doing virtual shows, we are happy to say we will be doing some live concerts this summer! We'll be at the Brookings Summer Arts Festival and the Wilder Pageant in South Dakota, Veterans Park in River Falls, WI, and Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. We'll also be doing our "old-time" show at the Family Festival in Walnut Grove, MN, and Old Wadena Rendezvous north of Staples, MN.

Please click here for all the details. And check back often - things continue to get booked, which…

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Homebound Holiday Concert 

This virtual show is presented by Three Rivers Folklife Society in Richland, WA. Four duos (including us!) will be doing 20 minute long sets of holiday music. It premiers Dec 5 at 8 pm Central time (9 pm ET, 8 pm CT, 7pm MT, 6 pm PT). Featuring: Magical Strings, Heidi Muller and Bob Webb, Watch the Sky, and Curtis & Loretta. If you can't join us then, it will be available to view through New Year's! No charge, but tips are accepted. Info will be included during the video.   Click here to join the show!

Four virtual shows coming up! 

Hey folks, we hope you are all hanging in there, staying safe and healthy. For those of you touched by Covid-19, we send our positive and healing thoughts.

We've got four virtual shows coming up next week, Monday through Thursday!

They're all free shows, and we hope you can join us for one or more of them. Click here for all the details

Second livestream ever!! 

Thursday, July 16, please join us for our second livestream ever! We'll do original and traditional songs, with harmonies, folk harp, mandocello, guitars, banjo and ukulele.

Go to, then scroll down to the Livestream Event, with the red "live" icon. See you there!

8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 6pm Mountain, 5pm Pacific.

Tips appreciated, but not necessary, at http://www.PayPal.Me/CurtisandLoretta,, or PO Box 18652, Minneapolis, MN…

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