JULY FESTIVALS & SHOWS

We’ll be all over this month, with shows in Virginia and Washington D.C., and various parts of Michigan, as far North as Aura, and as out of the way as Mackinac Island. Join us to get in on some of this summer fun.

date venue location
7/8 Ashland Coffee & Tea Ashland VA
7/9 The Corner Store Washington D.C.
7/12 Red Wing Roots Festival Mt Solon VA
7/16 Roots on the River Manistee MI
7/18 Aura Jamboree Aura MI
7/22 Manistique Bandshell Manistique MI
7/23 Concert in the Park Mackinac Island MI
 Posted 7/7/15

SALMON ARM ROOTS & BLUES FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

We’re so excited to announce that we’ll be appearing at next month’s Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival in British Columbia, Canada alongside Canned Heat, Elephant Revival, John Oates, Marty Stuart, Scott Cook, The Duhks, The Slocan Ramblers, and many others! Believe it or not, this will be our very first musical venture to Canada, so wish us well and help us spread the word to your B.C. friends.

date venue location
8/14-8/16 Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Salmon Arm B.C.
 Posted 7/7/15

FEBRUARY TOUR

We’re gearing up for a weeklong Midwest tour this month which will bring us to some of our favorite cities. The finale of our tour will be a weekend in Kansas City, MO at the International Folk Alliance Convention where we’ll get to spend time with our musical friends from all over North America.

We’re stopping in Chicago, Madison, Lombard, Urbana, Rolla, Columbia, and St. Louis on the way. Check out the tour spots:

date venue location
2/12 Uncommon Ground Devon Chicago IL
2/13 The Rabbit Hole House Concerts Madison WI
2/14 Maple Street Chaple Concert Series Lombard IL
2/17 Red Barn Rhythm Concerts Rolla MO
2/18 Yoga In Columbia Columbia IL
2/19-22 Folk Alliance International Kansas City MO
2/22 Foam St. Louis MO
 Posted 2/10/15

INTERNATIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE 2015

FolkAlliance2015-showsWe’ll be posting photos and tweets of the happenings at the Folk Alliance International Convention during Feb 19th-22nd. Follow our feed on the right column of this page to take in a bit of the wildness that is created by 3,000 musicians, agents, venue owners, and promoters all in one place. Its a biodome of the music industry.

Posted 2/9/15

FALL SOUTHEAST TOUR COMING ON

We are delighted to be touring in Southeast US in just a few days. We’ll be traveling to some spots that we’ll fallen in love with on past visits, and we’ll be discovering some new places. This tour brings us to several historical theaters that we’ll be honored to share our music in.

date venue location
10/15 Clifton Center Louisville KY
10/16 LOTSA Square Dance Louisville KY
10/17 Pocahantas Opera House Marlinton WV
10/18 FOOTMAD Charleston WV
10/24 Chestnut House Concert Lancaster PA
10/25 Acoustic Brew Coffeehouse Lemont PA
 Posted 10/10/14

BOWHUNTER RELEASES ‘THE RIGHT HANDS ‘ROUND’

209-bowhunter1This past winter, we spent a few joyful days recording traditional and original American fiddle music with our stringband quartet – Bowhunter. Sam Cooper and Sam Herman, fellow Michiganders, lend their fiddle and banjo to complete this four piece dance band. From those sessions emmerged fresh arrangements of old chestnut tunes, debut recordings of some new instrumental compositions, and a lot of laughter and joy. The album was recorded live, and there are a few tracks during which band-mates had to switch instruments mid-song that the careful listener can try and pick out.

In the spirit of the sessions, we also included some commentary and joke telling, that hopefully can help you feel like you were there with us. If you’re into the most traditional corners of Red Tail Ring, you’ll truly enjoy this rare release, the first 500 copies of which are hand screenprinted and letterpressed by Laurel Premo.

Posted 8/8/14