Laurel Premo at The Robin
Time & Location
About The Event
7PM doors, 7:30 show
All ages, $20
Seating limited to 50% capacity
Masks and proof of vaccination required (photo or vax card)
Laurel Premo’s latest solo work presents original and traditional music voiced on finger-style
electric guitar and lap steel. Perhaps by its most honest classification “roots guitar,” the sonic
vocabulary of Golden Loam is informed by guitar’s antecedents in American traditions - fiddle
and banjo, the rhythms, melody and intonation therein, as well as that music’s relationship to
movement. Glowing, droning, tugging, scraping, revolving, Premo bears renewed electric dirt,
the golden loam layered by centuries of folk.
Following The Iron Trios (2019), Premo’s sophomore release builds on the dark roots world she
arranged, with seeking, untethered delivery and a masterful use of space, on a dynamic wave of
warm, gritty sustain. Laurel’s vocals on two pieces ‘Hop High’ and ‘I Am A Pilgrim’ are traditional
calls beaconing the guitar’s response, and fold in timberly like additional instrumental lines
sustaining the drone.
Golden Loam was self produced and recorded during the pandemic lockdown of summer/fall
2020. The majority of the record is solo performance, but two featured collaborators are woven
in to this embodied rhythmic collection. Percussive dancer Nic Gareiss (Michigan) appears on
tracks 5 & 9, and bones player Eric Breton (Quebec) on track 3.
Laurel Premo is a Michigan-based artist who has been writing, arranging music and touring
since 2009 with vocal and instrumental roots acts. She is internationally known from her duo, Red Tail Ring.