Concerts are held at 7 p.m. on Saturdays in the performance space at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis.
UUI is located at 615 W. 43rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46208, just south of Butler University.Directions
Tickets are $10 at the door (unless otherwise indicated)
or $5 with student ID. Age 12 and under are free.
Our Next Concert
Since 2001, the Indy Folk Series has presented a wide array of acoustic music genres, including Americana, Roots, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriters, Celtic, Jazz and Swing. Each season brings established national and regional touring acts as well as emerging local performers. Come see why the Indy Folk Series is the premiere listening room venue for acoustic music in Indianapolis!
Indy Folk Series | 615 W. 43rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 | IndyFolkSeries(at)gmail.com
Tickets: $10 at the Door. $5 with Student ID. Kids 12 and under are free.
The Indy Folk Series is hard at work booking our 14th season, which will run Sepember 2014 - May 2015. We'll be announcing the schedule soon!
Red Tail Ring is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders – Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their many original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, jawharp, and plain-old foot stomping. "We love pushing the boundaries of what a traditional song can be," says Beauchamp. "It informs how we write our original songs. There's a real energy exchange between the old and the new."
This two-way connection takes center stage with Red Tail Ring’s first pair of recordings released in April 2011 on Earthwork Music, Middlewest Chant and Mountain Shout. The set forms a complete picture of Red Tail Ring’s blending of old with new. Middlewest Chant is comprised of all original songs, while Mountain Shout features Red Tail Ring’s interpretations of Appalachian ballads and melodies. “We tried to weave the music on these two albums together not only with similar musical treatment, but with running lyric lines and shared songforms,” Premo says.
In May 2013, Red Tail Ring released their third full-length album. The Heart's Swift Foot presents 10 original songs with two acoustic standards that stretch the confines of what two people can create sonically. The duo's signature style, of layered, intricate instrumental lines over close vocal harmonies, shines on this new collection. “We crafted the recording to be as close to our live performance as possible,” Beauchamp says. “We feel we’re at our best when we’re playing together, listening and reacting as we go along.” As a whole, the lyrics of 'The Heart's Swift Foot,' explore changes that come without warning, and the malleability of relationships and friendships.
The duo has traveled increasingly farther in their musical ramblings, playing shows throughout the Midwest, and touring on both coasts. In the summer of 2011, the duo added Denmark to their list when they performed and taught as cultural ambassadors through the American Embassy.