Red Tail Ring at Mendelssohn Nov. 15

Staff Report

Saturday, Nov. 15, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center presents Red Tail Ring as part of the Charlotte’s Web series at Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St.

Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp of Red Tail Ring perform traditional Appalachian and new Americana music with close harmony singing. Music begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $15 or $6 for students. For tickets and more info, call Mendelssohn at (815) 964-9713 or visit

Premo and Beauchamp, of Red Tail Ring, share a raw blend of original folk music and interpretations of old ballads and dance tunes from the southeast mountains. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their original compositions, they infuse each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, jawharp and plain-old foot stomping. Since 2009, Red Tail Ring has released three albums, and traveled increasingly farther in their musical ramblings — performing throughout the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast, as well as touring in Denmark and Germany. When they’re off the road, Laurel and Michael enjoy playing for community square dances when in their hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Posted Nov. 12, 2014 Issue.

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