Tret Fure & Rj Cowdery – November 7, 2018
A prolific artists in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 15 albums and CDs over the course of her 48 year career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work.
In the early 80s, Tret moved to the independent side of the industry discovering the blossoming genre known as Women’s Music. 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.
Now after 7 acoustic releases on her own label, Tomboy girl Records, she has re-established herself in the folk world with multitudes of songwriting awards.
more at http://tretfure.com
Rj Cowdery has solidified her place in the world of performing singer-songwriters, garnering accolades at Mountain Stage NewSong, Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Wildflower! Arts and Music, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, and Sisters Folk Festival. She plays a clean guitar, flat picking or strumming, stringing chords together to develop melodies built like a proverbial brick house and pours over it all with a voice like butter. Her lyrics are sincere and plainspoken, inviting you to lean in hard and come out the other side changed.
WHAT IF THIS IS ALL THERE IS A much anticipated recording of original material will be released in early 2019. Amy Speace produced this 10 song album. Recorded in Mt Juliet, TN with Thomm Jutz (guitars, recording. and engineering.) Mark Fain – Bass, Lynn Williams – Drums., percussion, Justin Moses- dobro, fiddle, banjo, Jen Gunderman – keys, Ingrid Graudins, Melissa Greener, and Amy Speace – BGV
“Rj plays a clean guitar, flat picking or strumming and stringing chords together to build melodies built like a proverbial brick house and pours over it all with a voice like butter. Her lyrics are sincere and plainspoken, as one might expect from someone who grew up in small town Ohio.” – Vancouver Island Music Festival
Also Featuring Special Guest Opener: heather Styka
Chicago songwriter Heather Styka is not afraid to go where others fear to tread. Beneath “sweet, soulful vocals” (Portland Press Herald) and “nimble fingerpicked guitar” (Dispatch Magazine) lie narratives of vulnerability, strength, and wanderlust. A two-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist (2015, 2017) and award-winning writer with a #3 album on the FOLK-DJ charts, this young troubadour has performed for over a decade, released four full-length albums, and toured from coast to coast.