Jake Shulman-Ment and Laurel Premo at The Robin Theatre
March 20, 2024 @ 7:30 pm-
March 20, 2024 @ 10:00 pm
Laurel and Jake share a certain ruminant, compositional style in their work, each drawing from deep roots in the folk music and stories of their ancestors. In this extraordinary concert, their two separate sets as soloists will culminate in a collaborative performance that explores new sounds and connections in a shared American story of migration, search for identity and community, and innovation.
“Subtle but dazzling and rich in texture. Watching a live performance is pure hypnosis.” – MTV
“Premo has a gentle touch that conveys a well of strength and feeling.“ – Foxy Digitalis
Laurel Premo is known for her rhythmically deep and rapt delivery of roots music, voiced on finger-style electric guitar, lap steel, fiddle, and voice. The glowing heartiness and rich grit of her sound reveal a love of and complete submersion in heavy archaic roots—from the crossover of old-time and blues American traditions to darker Nordic sounds. She is a Michigan-based artist who has been writing, arranging, and touring since 2009 with vocal and instrumental roots acts, and is internationally known from her duo Red Tail Ring. Her 2021 solo release, ‘Golden Loam’, continues Laurel’s weaving of old wild and soundscape, with ruminant power, a masterful use of space, and dynamic waves of warm, gritty sustain.
“Shulman-Ment is considered one of the finest klezmer fiddlers on the planet.” -Jon Kalish, NPR
“The great vays hope of klezmer violin.” -Bob Cohen, klezmer guru
“The frenetic fiddling of Jake Shulman-Ment…makes for a danceable delight…lovely string-based feel…” -All About Jazz