LINDEN TREE COFFEEHOUSE’S 33RD SEASON OPENER..
SEPT 23 with TRET FURE
Volunteers for the Linden Tree announce the thirty-third season of acoustic music concerts will begin on Saturday, September 23rd with a well-known singer songwriter Tret Fure. As in the past, the concerts feature national and regional folk favorites in an intimate friendly setting.
Tret Fure began her career at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest. At 19, she moved to LA in hopes of obtaining a record deal. Within a year she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album “Mousetrap”. She went on to record her own album in 1973 on MCA/UNI Records, with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer.
One of the most prolific artists in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 15 albums and CDs over the course of her 47year career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work.
She recorded with and produced some of the best of women’s music including the legendary “Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall” (1983). She worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the 90s, producing, engineering and releasing 3 CDs together during those years.
Now after 7 acoustic releases on her own label, Tomboy girl Records, she has re-established herself in the folk world, winning the South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2 out of 3 categories., Best Overall and Best Up-Tempo Song as well as the prestigious Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Music. In 2009, Tret received the Janine C Rae Award for her work in Women’s Music
Tret released her 15th album, “Rembrandt Afternoons” (2015) which proves to be her best work yet. It has already been chosen by the acclaimed folk music show Midnight Special as their album of the week and has been in heavy rotation on several of the folk shows around the country. Her song “Riverbank” was #2 on the Acoustic Outpost charts for the week of February 15 and the song “Freedom” is #1 on Outvoice.net.
Fure also markets of her own line of clothing named after her popular song “Tomboy girl”. In addition, while not on the road, Tret teaches guitar and songwriting individually and in workshop settings. She paints pet portraits on commission and, an accomplished cook, the marketing, production, music and art worlds, Fure has also published a cookbook, “Tret’s Kitchen”, featuring her own recipes.
Tret also serves as President of Local 1000, The Traveling Musicians Association–a union geared toward helping traveling musicians find security and longevity.
Opening the season’s show will be Winchester’s Randall Kromm, one of the winners from last season’s Winter Potpourri contest. Since his debut as an acoustic performer in 2010, Randall Kromm has established himself as one of the Boston area’s most respected—and prolific—singer songwriters and a regular performer in local folk venues. The title track of Randall’s first CD, Water Wheel (2011), was hailed by Christine Lavin as a “new folk standard” and covered by Don White on his CD Winning Streak. His next 2 recordings also were well received and received national airplay. A keen observer with a background in musical theater, Randall’s writing focuses on the struggles, joys, and transitions of everyday life. Drawing on a variety of styles, including folk, bluegrass, and old-school jazz, Randall’s songs illuminate life’s memorable moments with heart, wisdom, and humor. In performance, Randall’s evocative voice and heartfelt style draw his audience in, creating shows that have been likened to “a conversation with an old friend over the kitchen table.” Randall is currently finishing work on his fourth album, Rough and Polished Stones, scheduled for release on September 1, 2017, which addresses love and romance from the perspective of middle age.
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse is located in the social hall of the Unitarian-Universalists Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St. Wakefield.The show begins at 8pm, doors open at 7:30. Homemade baked goods and beverages are available. Tickets are $20 (those under 18 $10) thanks to support in part to the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Chapter.
Reservations recommended, as Tret’s fans are happy she is back performing in our area: 781 246-2836. www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org