We’re looking forward to some select summer festivals in the Midwest this year, including many of our favorites from years past (Buttermilk Jamboree, Hiawatha, and Fox Valley). One notable exception below is the Earthwork Harvest Gathering (September 20-22, 2019), where we’ll each be presenting solo sets of music (hence the omission, but we’ll be there!). Our ‘summer’ closes with a Red Tail Ring-ish appearance at Beethoven & Banjos, the collaborative cross-genre festival presented by Laurel’s brother (and world-class classical bassist), Evan Premo. B&B this year will feature both of us alongside members of the Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble DeCoda. Hope to see you all in flip flops and tank tops this summer!
|6/14/19||Buttermilk Jamboree||Delton MI||5:00pm|
|7/21/19||Hiawatha Trad Music Festival||Marquette MI||TBA|
|8/17/19||Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival||Russiaville IN||2:00pm|
|8/31/19||The Vines Bluegrass Festival||Harris MN||3:30pm|
|9/1-2/19||Fox Valley Folk Music Festival||Geneva IL||11:00am|
|10/3/19||Beethoven & Banjos||Escanaba MI||7:30pm|
|10/5/19||Beethoven & Banjos||Marquette MI||7:30pm|
|10/6/19||Beethoven & Banjos||Crystal Falls MI||2:00pm|
We’re excited to announce our March 2019 Australian tour, where we’ll be playing a ton of festivals and shows in Victoria, Australia. We want to thank Amy Laidlaw of I Hear Django for her foresight and hard work in making this happen.
|5||Mountain Pickers Association||Ferntree Gully||VIC AUS|
|7||Duckpond House Concerts||Healesville||VIC AUS|
|8-11||Port Fairy Folk Festival||Port Fairy||VIC AUS|
|13||Ararat Live||Ararat||VIC AUS|
|14||The Spotted Mallard||Brunswick||VIC AUS|
|15||Chez Kerby House Concerts||Eltham||VIC AUS|
|16-17||The River Folk Festival||Warburton||VIC AUS|
|17||Blue Tongue Berries||Seymour||VIC AUS|
|20||Woodfolk House Concerts||Woodford||VIC AUS|
|21||Caravan Music Club||Bentleigh||VIC AUS|
|22-23||Yackandandah Folk Festival||Yackandandah||VIC AUS|
|24||North East Artisans||Benalla||VIC AUS|
We’re ecstatic to share that we’ll be traveling to Australia in early 2019 to play the Port Fairy Folk Festival March 8th-11th. This announcement is only the tip of the iceberg – more Australian tour dates will follow, with other festivals and plenty of intimate concerts in the mix. You can learn more about the Port Fairy by visiting www.portfairyfolkfestival.com.
We’re looking forward to heading to Finland at the end of June (midnight sun season) for teaching at Haapavesi as well as some concerts. Here’s a link to the workshops we’re offering at Haapavesi: https://www.haapavesifolk.com/2018/kurssit-kesa
|June 26-29||Haapavesi Folk Music Festival||Haapavesi|
|July 2||Hilland Mondays||Helsinki|
|July 4||Validi karkia||Pori|
We’re happy to announce two upcoming international tours slated for early 2018. From January 19 – February 11, 2018, Red Tail Ring will be touring around the UK, starting with the world-acclaimed roots festival Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Scotland! We have many more dates scheduled in England too, fear not. Then, April 8-21 we’ll be traveling around Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada, playing a bevy of intimate house concerts as part of the excellent acoustic series Home Routes (Chemin Chez Nous). O Canada, we can’t wait!
Please check out all the nitty gritty details on the SHOWS page.
We’re starting to spread the word about the upcoming season of touring for Red Tail Ring. March through May we’ll be taking two separate Eastward trips, the first slightly more southern than the second, and we’ll also be playing a good amount in the Midwest including a round-Lake-Michigan tour. Check the dates below and on the shows page.
We are hitting the road for Sweden tomorrow morning! Some shows will be shared with Laurel’s project, Premo & Gustavsson, as this will be the Swedish CD-Release Tour for their 2016 album ‘ I Walked Abroad.’ If you want to follow along with us on the Scandic adventures, tune into our Facebook and Twitter feeds for a smattering of photos and updates along the way. Dates for both Red Tail Ring and Premo & Gustavsson appearances have now been updated on their respective website calendars.