Last Minute Folk is pleased to present Tret Fure in concert on Saturday, May 20th at 7pm at the Jayhawk Gallery with Cindy Novelo opening the show. This concert will be co-sponsored by the Capital City Equality Center and a portion of the proceeds of the concert will be donated to the Equality Center.
Tickets are $20 and available on line at www.lastminutefolk.org or at the door. Refreshments at intermission will be provided by the UUFT Social Justice committee for free-will donation and proceeds go to social justice causes in the community. Shows begin at 7pm and doors open at 6:30pm. If you would like more information about the concert series, check out our Facebook page or our website at www.lastminutefolk.org. You can also contact Deb Kirmer at 785-233-4499 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Capital City Equality Center (www.capcitycenter.org) will co-sponsor the concert and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support the Center.
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. With the success of that release, she opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the J Geils Band.
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 47 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 began exploring 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 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 Songas well as the prestigious Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Music. In 2009, Tret was voted “Pride In The Arts Favorite Female/Lesbian Musician”. In the same year she received the Janine C Rae Award for her work in Women’s Music. Her song “Freedom” is currently #1 on the top 10 song charts for OutVoice.net and she is the #1 folk artist for Reverbnation in Newport News, VA.
Her acclaimed solo releases include “Tret Fure” (1973), “Terminal Hold” (1984), “Edges of the Heart” (1986), “Time Turns the Moon” (1990), “Back Home” (2001) which took both album of the year and single of the year awards for 2001 from OutVoice Top 40, “My Shoes” (2003) in which Sing Out! Magazine says “Fure’s new solo venture signals her intent to do more than just move on. This album soars…She has never sounded better…This mature effort surely ranks among Fure’s finest works and will be savored by old-time fans and new fans alike.”, “Anytime Anywhere”(2005) and “True Compass” (2007) a beautiful collection of songs of love and passion that lived in the top 20 charts of Outvoice for over a year. “The Horizon” (2010) was also in the top 10 charts and her title song “The Horizon” placed #1 in the Dec 2010 charts. “A Piece of the Sky” (2013) was #3 in the top 20 charts. Tret just 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, Fure has also published a cookbook, “Tret’s Kitchen”, featuring her own recipes. Along with bridging the marketing, production, music and art worlds, Tret also serves as President of Local 1000, The Traveling Musicians Association–a union geared toward helping traveling musicians find security and longevity.
An award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Novelo’s music is a mesmerizing fusion of Americana, classical and world music – soulful sounds that rise from the hollows of Appalachia, Europe, India and beyond. Her most recent CD ‘Meditation’ pushes the boundaries of her innovative and luscious sound, resulting in a deeply moving musical experience.
Cindy Novelo finds her inspiration in a deep desire to help bring harmony to the world – through her music, but also through the sharing of her stories and the work she does with both groups and individuals. Over the past several years – and in particular since her journey through ovarian cancer in 2010 – she found herself sharing from the stage more and more of her life story and the ways in which her experiences have opened her to the abundant grace in the world – even within misfortune.
As she traveled the country as a professional performing songwriter, time and again members of her audience shared how much her stories meant to them which resulted in requests for Cindy to present to groups as a speaker, workshop presenter and retreat facilitator, as well as working individually with clients who have faced various life challenges.
Novelo’s authentic sound led Kansas Public Radio’s Bob McWilliams to select her album Stone’s Throw as one of his top picks for best folk albums of the year, along with albums by Sarah Jarosz, Richard Shindell and Cheryl Wheeler. “Her arrangements…reverberate with the melodies and traditions of both Medieval and Romantic Europe. The smoky peat fires of the Celts mix with the disciplined heat of full-on symphony… The human condition – bold and beautiful – is what speaks to us through her music.” ~Blue Sky Green Earth magazine