Red Tail Ring http://michiganradio.org en Sitting down with Red Tail Ring http://michiganradio.org/post/sitting-down-red-tail-ring <p></p><p>We’ve all heard the term “comfort food”. Well how about some “comfort music”?<br>&nbsp;<br>Red Tail Ring&nbsp; is a duo from Kalamazoo serving up American roots music that harkens back to gentler days, and it’s music that soothes and wraps around you like a shawl.<br>&nbsp;<br>Red Tail Ring is Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo and they join us here in the studio.</p><p>Listen to the full interview above. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:13:18 +0000 Stateside Staff 12167 at http://michiganradio.org Sitting down with Red Tail Ring An interview with Red Tail Ring http://michiganradio.org/post/interview-red-tail-ring <p><a href="http://www.redtailring.com/">Red Tail Ring</a> is a musical collaboration between Michiganders Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo.&nbsp;</p><p>The two combine traditional American music with their own modern approach.&nbsp;</p><p>Michigan Radio&#39;s Jennifer White spoke with the duo about their vocal harmonies and lyrical sound.</p><p>Here&#39;s their live performance at Michigan Radio:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK9IfdQiykY Sat, 10 Dec 2011 21:45:39 +0000 Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer White 5333 at http://michiganradio.org An interview with Red Tail Ring Songs From Studio East: Red Tail Ring http://michiganradio.org/node/5324 <p>The duo Red Tail Ring goes back to traditional old-time music--because that&rsquo;s what they love.</p><p>Michiganders Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo&rsquo;s interpretation of Appalachian and folk songs come from their &ldquo;strong connection to the outdoors and the natural world.&rdquo;</p><p>Laurel is from the Upper Peninsula and Michael from the Kalamazoo area. The music they play is what you might call &ldquo;backwoods music.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re modern people reaching back to older songs and traditions; we&rsquo;re interpreters and explorers of older culture. Learning from the past is an essential aspect in art, and for us it&rsquo;s been formative. It&rsquo;s important to show how older words and melodies can be honored, not compromised, in reinterpretation, and that the world has been doing this since the beginning of time.&rdquo;</p><p>This year they released two albums - the first - Middlewest Chant, is a collection of original songs.</p><p>The second album - Mountain Shout - is a compilation of traditional songs.</p><p>Red Tail Ring performed in Studio East, here at Michigan Radio, and we were all enthralled by the vibration of the fiddle and banjo--and the eerie harmonies that Laurel and Michael create together.</p><p>Here&#39;s their performance:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK9IfdQiykY Fri, 09 Dec 2011 21:23:22 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 5324 at http://michiganradio.org Songs From Studio East: Red Tail Ring