Red Tail Ring is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders – Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their many original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, jawharp, and plain-old foot stomping.
“We love pushing the boundaries of what a traditional song can be,” says Beauchamp. “It informs how we write our original songs. There’s a real energy exchange between the old and the new.”
There’s a real energy from these two young but seasoned performers. They love making music in all senses of that word – playing and performing and writing, putting their own stamp on traditional tunes and infusing their new creations with an authentic traditional spirit and sound. On stage together, Laurel and Michael create something rare as they use every facet of their voices and instruments – including guitar, fiddle, banjo, octave mandolin, mandolin and jaw harp – to connect with audiences.
I first heard Red Tail Ring in showcase at FARM in fall of 2012 and was so impressed I offered to host them on the spot. Then I got to hear them in full concert performance at WFMT’s Folkstage was thrilled by their performance. Check them out at the links below – I think you’ll like what you hear. Then get in touch to get an invitation.
Music at 7:30 p.m. Potluck and socializing at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a dish and beverage to share. Wine or beer are welcome. Water, glasses, dishes and silver provided.
For more information and an invitation, please contact Lee by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 773-334-5776.
Suggested artist donation $20 (All funds go to the musician.)