This week on The Music Room, we chatted with folk artist Tret Fure. Fure is a well-accomplished musician, with nearly 50 years of experience in the business. Fure uses life experiences to write her songs, whether they are her experiences or not. For example, her inspiration for “Closer to My Sons” and “Six Beers” came from a magazine article and a movie scene, respectively. Additionally, Fure shared with us her feelings about the changing landscape of the music industry, and the importance of becoming a unionized musician.
Fure will be playing at Kennett Flash in Kennett Square, PA on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 8pm.
Tret Fure hosted by Mandorichard. Recorded live on April 25, 2017.
About Our Guest
Tret Fure began her music career at age 16 in the Midwest. By the age of 19, Fure moved to Los Angeles, hoping to obtain a record deal. In her 47 year career, Fure has released 15 albums, with a variety of artists. She began her career in the women’s music genre, but has rebranded into the folk genre. Tret Fure has her own music label, and clothing line, named after her song “Tomboy Girl”. Fure enjoys teaching songwriting and guitar when she is not traveling.
||Closer To My Sons
||Foolish or Fool Hearted
Mandorichard: Producer, host, recording engineer, audio editor
Sam O’Donnell: Web page author and editor
We usually use newer equipment than this 1982 Sony Flamingo portable turntable. But you never know what you’ll hear on The Music Room!
We are WAY behind on posting the interviews we’ve done. We’ve posted some, but we are working to catch up and post several of the great interviews we’ve had between November 2014 and June 2015.
Most of the The Music Room playlists are posted at mandorichard.wordpress.com.
No matter how far behind we are with the website, The Music Room will continue to air new material on Tuesday nights, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Thanks for listening to WVUD and WVUD HD-1, Newark!
Tuesday October 15, at 6:30 p.m., a new show will debut on WVUD: The Music Room, featuring interviews with artists from a variety of musical genres.
We’re getting our first batch of interviews ready to go and are lining up guests for the rest of the fall. All programs will air Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (USA) on WVUD, 91.3 FM, Newark DE, and on www.wvud.org.
We will also post information about and excerpts from the shows at this website.
- Tu 10/15 6:30 p.m: Joe Newberry (Big Medicine, North Carolina Symphony, Jumpsteady Boys)
- Tu 10/22 6:30 p.m.: Chris Stuart and Janet Beazley (Bluegrass artists from southern California)
- Tu 10/29 6:30 p.m.: Kimber Ludiker (Della Mae)
- Tu 11/5 6:30 p.m.: Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers (From Pittsburgh PA)
- Tu 11/19 6:30 p.m.: Walt Koken and Clare Milliner (Orpheus Supertones, Mudthumper Music)
- Tu 12/3 6:30 p.m.: April Verch (Canadian fiddler, singer, and dancer)
The producer is also negotiating with the following artists for future programs:
- Dave Turanski (“Gypsy jazz” guitarist and bassist from Berwyn, PA)
- Helene Grimaud (French-born classical pianist)
- Tony and Marge Sume (Tater Patch, Roadkill)
- Louisa Branscomb (Songwriter, bandleader, and teacher)
- Donna Ulisse (Bluegrass singer and songwriter).
And who knows what artists other WVUD DJs and hosts will schedule!