Music in the Library: Curtis & Loretta--When There's Good to be Done: Songs of Unsung Heroes (Virtual Concert)

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The Minneapolis-based, award-winning husband and wife duo CurtisTeague and Loretta Simonet gathered a stellar cast of characters for a collection of songs, written by Loretta, about real-life, ordinary people who overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges and came out stronger for the journey. The story-songs highlight courage, resilience, kindness and determination. There's a rich tapestry of inspiration and riveting drama offered by the people she sought out to interview and write about: a couple who married "against the odds" in 1947, a WWII vet whose ship was sunk by kamikazes and who saved another man's life, a woman who donated a kidney to a little girl she'd never met, a couple raising kids on the severe end of the autism spectrum, and more. Before each song, Curtis and Loretta tell how they found that person, and what led up to the challenges they faced. All the songs are presented with Curtis & Loretta's signature tight vocal harmoies and array of stringed instruments, including folk harp, mandocello, guitars, and clawhammer banjo.

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