"Red Tail Ring skillfully creates a modern version of traditional Appalachian music with refined and pristine songs that would normally be ruggee and earthy." - Common Folk Music
"The very best of the 21st century's minimalist and highly original folk music ... a peerless duo." - American Root UK
"Red Tail Ring is reimagining Americana music with pure soul and without pretension" - Jay Lapp, The Steel Wheels
"Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp share a reverance for vivid, authentic American art forms. They are both rustic and elegant, and they lift us into their sound." - Seth Bernard, Earthwork Music
"Red Tail Ring brings to the stage a lively and commanding fusion of string and vocal harmonies. The pair deliver both established ballads and original compositions with a clear, authentic ease that manages to transcend traditional form while honoring its legacy." - Rob Cole, Grand Rapids Press
18 October 2014
West Virginia Culture Center
State Capitol Comples
tickets at the door
Tickets will be sold at the door at the concert
Box office opens 7 PM
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."
This concert series is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.