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Curtis & Loretta Folk Concert @ New York Mills Cultural Center

  • New York Mills Cultural Center 24 Main Avenue North New York Mills, MN 56567 USA (map)
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Event Phone Number: 218-385-3339

"Curtis and Loretta are in many ways the quintessential folk duo: finely honed vocal harmonies of multidimensional intrigue, abundant talent on an array of stringed instruments, deep traditional roots, great originals, and equally strong strains of gravity and playful irreverence.

It's been about a year since their last album, Just My Heart for You, but this gig is still a milestone, as it marks 30 years of musical partnership and 20 of marriage.

Expect Irish drinking songs, tunes about bugs and lutefisk, a little Stephen Foster, a Yiddish folk tune or two, and an array of Loretta's remarkable originals. The latter are often certifiable tearjerkers, tackling, for instance, the ravages of Alzheimer's and the story of a concentration camp heroine. Loretta pulls it off by sidestepping melodrama in favor of eloquent writing and clear-eyed journalistic detail. It's both musically riveting and spiritually invigorating."

Tickets $5 - $15