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Apr24

Livestream - Presented by M.A.N. Noon-time Concerts in Sacramento, CA

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St, Sacramento, CA

6pm PDT, 7pm MDT, 8pm CDT, 9pm EDT -- Go to http://www.Facebook.com/CurtisandLoretta/live. This was originally scheduled as a live show for April 21 but due to Covid, it will be virtual on April 24. "Doors open" 15 minutes before the concert. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still listen - just click on the link, and when Facebook asks if you want to start an account, scroll to the bottom and click on “Not now.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

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Ingalls Homestead, 43387 Rose Lane, De Smet, SD 57231

We play music for 1 hour before the pageant starts. In 1800s costumes, we'll play many of the songs that Pa and the rest of the family sang in the Little House on the Prairie books. For more info, tickets, etc, go to http://www.desmetpageant.org or call 800-776-3594 or 800-880-3383. “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.”

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 SHOWS FOR SENIORS!

Besides doing concerts at folk venues and festivals, Curtis & Loretta also do shows at senior retirement homes. Scroll to the bottom of this page for video at some of those shows!

CURTIS TEAGUE and LORETTA SIMONET are a married couple who have performed together as professional musicians for over 40 years.  They have given hundreds of concerts, at over two hundred health care centers, assisted living facilities, senior apartment buildings, and senior centers throughout the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul), and across the U.S.   They were named “Best Acoustic Performers of the Twin Cities” by City Pages, the entertainment newspaper of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

TYPE OF MUSIC--Curtis & Loretta do lots of popular songs from the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, that seniors would recognize and enjoy, such as "Hey Good Lookin," Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Springtime in the Rockies," and many, many more.  They accompany themselves on folk harp, guitars, banjo, and ukulele.  They have extraordinary singing voices and use lots of harmony.  Victory Music Review, a national folk music magazine published in Seattle says "Their harmonies are gorgeous;  each has a full, warm voice."    There’s a lot of variety in their shows; love songs, show tunes, an Irish song or two, patriotic songs, and some real toe-tapping songs with the ukulele!

 RAPPORT WITH AUDIENCE--The duo has performed for virtually all types of audiences, from fully independent senior groups and apartment buildings, to medium-care facilities, to memory care units.  They are very comfortable with any audience, and gear the show for the listeners.  Humor in between songs is always a part of the performance, and they encourage audience members to join in if they wish, whether they sing, whistle, or just tap their toes or fingers.

AVAILABILITY--Curtis & Loretta's schedule is very flexible.  They are available for morning, afternoon, or evening senior shows, on weekdays, and sometimes on weekends. 

BOOKING & FEE -- For more information, or to book a show, please call Loretta Simonet at  (612) 812-4555, or email her at loretta@curtisandloretta.com. References are available on request.  

 

“It was a beautiful program. The residents truly enjoyed it. Such talent. I hope someday we can do it again.”

        … Good Samaritan Society, Howard, SD  

 

“Absolutely wonderful! Would love to have them back!” 

                                                  … Neighborhoods of Brookview, Brookings, SD 

 

“They loved them. The artists interacted very well with the residents of our nursing home and made them feel very special. They enjoyed singing along with some of the old favorites and singing those patriotic songs that are so meaningful to their generation.”          … Good Samaritan Society, DeSmet, SD

 

 

VIDEO FROM "SENIOR" SHOWS