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The Local Spin with Laurel Premo (Interview)

Kurt Hauswirth

A conversation with Michigan-based roots musician Laurel Premo about her latest album Golden Loam

The Local Spin is part of the new music discovery program The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, where we feature local musicians on Public Radio 90!

On this edition of The Local Spin, we speak with Michigan-based artist Laurel Premo about her latest solo album, Golden Loam. She's been making music in the vocal and instrumental roots style for some time, with an album from 2019 called The Iron Trios, and her work with Red Tail Ring.

Golden Loam, released in October 2021, was mostly self-produced and recorded during the pandemic lockdown period in the summer and fall of 2020. With a few collaborative additions along the way, the album is full of "electric dirt, the golden loam layered by centuries of folk." With original and traditional music centered around the many timbres of the electric guitar and lap steel, Laurel Premo delivers a cathartic collection of pieces that bring a listener calm and introspection.

Catch up with Laurel Premo, in conversation with Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth:

Find Laurel Premo online at laurelpremo.com.

Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.
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