Red Tail Ring
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Saw you guys today at Folk Alliance Conference jamming in the hallway and at a showcase. You were absolutely beautiful. Hope you make your way back down to the Kansas area sometime - besides the next conference. It would be great to have you back. Thanks for making the world a better place!


Red Tail Ring responded on 02/25/2015
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Hi Mitchell,

Thanks for you kind words. We would love to travel to Kansas City for an actual show (as opposed to holing up in a hotel for three days). Feel free to suggest appropriate venues in KC.

Best,
Michael

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?s abound, but not near as much as praise... You have overtaken "Uncle Earl" as my get going music in the early morn... You, Laurel, at 3:43 on "Katy" have never failed to stop me dead in my tracks... But, that whole cd is a masterpiece!!! So, my ?: I have all 3 Red Tail Ring albums, but, where can I find your individual releases, Laurel ? cd baby only has one... Also, a little history on, "The Cuckoo" please... ...Don't wanna get pushy, but let us journey back to the studio... Love you Red Tailers!!! Steve aka Desert Dog


Red Tail Ring responded on 02/25/2015
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Desert Dog,

Thanks for writing, and for your praise. We really appreciate it. CDbaby is your best bet for past solo albums of Laurel (http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LaurelPremo... and Michael (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelbeaucham....

The Cuckoo, like most all other tracks on "Mountain Shout" was recorded live. Laurel started off with jaw harp and then switched to fiddle part way through. We do this on a few tracks on that album ("I Wish I Wish/Vamp for John" is the other). The hardest thing is not bumping the mics. I think at one point I had to walk from one mic set-up to the next! "Mountain Shout" was recorded in a beautiful wooden room in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, at Laurel's family home, where she had learned how to play fiddle as a little girl, so that recording has special significance to her for that reason.

Hope that helps,
Michael

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What is the the violin string tuning for the black crow?


Red Tail Ring responded on 02/25/2015
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The violin is tuned (low to high) e-b-F#-c# and the song is performed in E major. Basically, the whole fiddle is tuned down a step and a half, which is hard on fiddles. We keep an extra fiddle on hand and keep it in this tuning all the time, which makes it easier for performing and on the fiddle. We also sometimes perform the song in G major, in which case Michael will lead it. For that, a standard fiddle tuning will work great!
Best of luck,
Michael & Laurel
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Will you be coming back to the Boston/Cambridge area? We heard you on WFMT this evening (11/15/14)


Red Tail Ring responded on 01/05/2015
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Hello! We hope to be coming back your way in 2015, perhaps in May. We don't have exact tour details worked out, but we enjoy making that area park of our Northeast tours. Thanks for your interest and support!
-Laurel Premo
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confirm


Red Tail Ring responded on 10/27/2014
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Yep - you are officially on our list. Thank you for joining.
-Laurel Premo
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It was great to finally see your live show and talk with you both at the Indy Folk Series - Loved the music.


Red Tail Ring responded on 04/09/2014
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Thanks for coming! We had a blast at the Indy Folk Series and look forward to coming back in the future.

~Michael

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I know yall are probably really busy but can yall fill me in on the chord progression for a clearing in the wild? Ill be very thankful.


Red Tail Ring responded on 02/25/2014
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Here's a chart for 'A Clearing In the Wild.' Thanks for your interest in learning it!

Verse

VIm I
IV I
IV I
VIm IV IV

VIm I
IV I
VIm VIm
IV IV


Chorus

IV IV
I I
IIIm IIIm
IV IV
IV IV
I I
IIIm IIIm
IV IV

Each chord gets 3 beats. The chord structure is written out numerically - so "I" or "one" = the tonic chord = C.

Enjoy!

Laurel Premo
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What's the origin of your duo name?


Red Tail Ring responded on 02/10/2014
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Red Tail Ring draws from the power of two creatures that make their home in the northwoods - The red tail hawk and the red fox. The 'Ring' part of our name refers to some sort of gang or team or collation between these animals, or between the animals and the band. In general, we chose the name to show a reverence for nature and a home place in the woods of the midwest.

Cheers
Laurel Premo
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Love you guys, stand closer and tighen the shot. See you in Livonia.


Red Tail Ring responded on 02/10/2014
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The Trinity House Theater was a very sweet night. Thanks for your support.
-Laurel Premo
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