Sun Mar 15, 2020
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Please welcome back one of the Greats of women's music.
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 Geils Band.
A prolific artists in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret
Fure has released 16 albums and CDs over the course of her 48 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 moved to 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.
Now after 8 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 Song. as 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. She is also the #1 folk artist
for Reverbnation in Newport News, VA. In 2017, Tret took 2nd place in
the Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay songwriting contest for her
song "The Fishermen of Bristol Bay".
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) both beautiful collections
of songs of love and passion, "The Horizon" (2010), "A Piece of the
Sky" (2013) and "Rembrandt Afternoons" (2015) which was chosen by the
acclaimed folk music show 'Midnight Special' as their album of the week
and was in heavy rotation on folk shows around the country. Her song
"Freedom" has been arranged for chorale groups and is being performed
widely around the country.
Now Tret has released a stunning collection of songs on her latest
release "Roses in November" (2018). "Roses in November" has been on the
Folk DJ charts for the past 6 months. Her song "Lessons From Home
Plate" was the #1 song in the month of June, with the album at #4 and
she was the #2 artist. In November, the title song was #7. Wanda A.
Fischer from WMAC Northeast Public Radio has this to say, "Roses in
November" is yet another masterpiece from Tret. Exceptionally crafted
songs delivered with passion, conviction and, yes, soul. Tret weaves
magic both in the lyrics and between the lines. This will certainly be
on my "Best of 2018" list.
Fure also markets of her own line of clothing named after her popular
song "Tomboy girl". In addition, 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 served
for 6 years as President of Local 1000, The Traveling Musicians
Association--a union geared toward helping traveling musicians find
security and longevity.
Tret is truly a Renaissance Woman!
Bring a potluck bite to share. BYOB
Next show: Suzanne Buirgy
Sun May 10, 4pm
Welcome back to my very first house concert performer