Laurel Premo in concert at Northminster Presbyterian Church
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All are invited to A Winter's Evening of Music and Peace, an intimate solo concert by traditional roots artist Laurel Premo! Hosted by Northminster Presbyterian Church in Troy, MI, at 7pm on Sunday, January 23, this graceful and thoughtful artist will bring her remarkable renderings of traditional Americana and Scandinavian roots music for solo instruments and voice.
General Admission $20, Youth 16 and under are FREE (No tickets needed)
All attendees must wear a well-fitted mask at all times during the event. High-filtration masks such as N95s, KN95s, or KF94s are strongly recommended.
If you feel sick the day of the event, please stay at home and contact us to arrange a refund. In the event that Northminster Presbyterian must cancel the event, registrants will be notified, and refunds will be issued.
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Growing up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Laurel was immersed from an early age in a heritage of traditional music from the American folk legacy as well as from Scandinavian fiddle and vocal music.
Laurel Premo is known for her rhythmically deep and rapt delivery of roots music on fiddle, guitar, and vocals. Her solo performances dive deep into traditional and new fiddle music, musically revealing a bloom of underlying harmonic drones, minimalist repetition, and rich polyrhythms. Presenting these sounds on finger style electric guitar and fiddle, Premo fully leans in to the archaic melodies and in-between intonations that connect folk sounds to the mystic and unknown.
She is a Michigan-based artist who has been writing, arranging, and touring since 2009 with vocal and instrumental roots acts, and is internationally known from her duo Red Tail Ring. Premo holds a BFA from the Performing Arts Technology Dept. of the University of Michigan School of Music, and has spent half-year stints at both the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, Finland and the University College of Southeast Norway in Telemark to study traditional music and dance. Important mentors who have helped shape Laurels lens in folk arts have been her parents Bette & Dean Premo (fiddle, guitar, and traditional song, Michigan), Joel Mabus (clawhammer banjo, Michigan), Arto Järvelä (fiddle, Finland), and Ånon Egeland (fiddle, Norway). Alongside several continuing music projects, she is active in organizing community events that connect people with folk art and dance.
Laurel Premo's latest solo work presents original and traditional music voiced on finger-style electric guitar and lap steel. Perhaps by its most honest classification roots guitar, the sonic vocabulary of her recent release 'Golden Loam' is informed by guitars antecedents in American traditions fiddle and banjo, the rhythms, melody and intonation therein, as well as that musics relationship to movement. Glowing, droning, tugging, scraping, revolving, Premo bears renewed electric dirt, the golden loam layered by centuries of folk.
Northminster Presbyterian Church (View)
3633 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
Northminster Presbyterian Church is an ADA accessible facility.