The beloved and dynamic duo of Barb Silverman, “a folk festival in a box,” and Steve Rosen, “the folk Buddha,” pack 30 years of charm and talent from old-time to swing to novelty, weaving tight harmony, textured rhythms, expansive solos, and snappy footwork. When they play for kids, they are “All Jump Up;” for grownups, they transform into “Silver Rose.”
Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo, of Red Tail Ring – the Michigan-based old/new-time duo, will discuss, and demonstrate through song, approaches to playing old ballads and tunes that honor the original while taking the form in new directions.
Red Tail Ring is the Americana roots duo of Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, jawharp and plain-old foot stomping. Four years and 400-plus shows into their partnership Beauchamp and Premo have traveled increasingly farther in their musical ramblings, playing shows throughout the Midwest, East Coast and Southeastern United States. Continue reading