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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:33 PM

Red Tail Ring (Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp) will perform in concert at the Crystal Falls Township Hall on May 6. (White Water photo)
AMASA—On Sunday, May 6, a concert of American Roots music will be presented by Tim Eriksen and Red Tail Ring.
 The performance will be at the Crystal Falls Township Hall (corner of U.S. 2 and 141) and begin at 6 p.m.


 Eriksen is “widely regarded as the best ballad singer of his generation” (BBC Radio) and Red Tail Ring (Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp) was recently named “Best New Artist” by the Michigan-based Jammie Awards.
 The three artists’ musical tour through Michigan includes concerts in Kalamazoo, Traverse City and Crystal Falls.
 Eriksen transforms American tradition with a northern roots sound that embraces old New England murder ballads, shape-note gospel, and haunted originals alongside Appalachian and Irish songs. Eriksen’s work includes contributions to the 2004 Oscar-winning film Cold Mountain.
 Red Tail Ring is the musical brainchild of old-time-minded Michiganders, Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo.
 The collaboration blends revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch.
 The duo infuses each song with musical imagination, tight harmonies, and instrumental artistry.
 “The Crystal Falls concert will be a wonderful opportunity to hear these talented roots musicians in an intimate setting,” said organizers.
 The seating is limited and tickets ($10) are available at Northern Michigan Bank (Kingsford), Ben Franklin (Crystal Falls), Central Arts & Gifts (Iron River) or by calling 822-7889.