Tret Fure Performs Folk Concert Jan. 22 at Oak Park Public Library
Folk musician Tret Fure will perform a free Folk Concert on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street. The concert is free and open to the public. CDs will be for sale and signing.
Tret Fure began her career at age 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest. A prolific artist in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena today, Fure has released 15 albums and CDs over her 46-year career. In the early 80s, she moved to the independent side of the industry, discovering the blossoming genre known as women's music. In 2009, Tret was voted "Pride in the Arts Favorite Female/Lesbian Musician."
In 2015, Rembrandt Afternoons was chosen by the acclaimed folk music show The Midnight Special as their album of the week. Her song "Freedom" has been arranged for chorale groups and is being performed widely around the country.
Fure also markets her own line of clothing named after her popular song "Tomboy Girl." While not on the road, she teaches guitar and songwriting and also paints pet portraits on commission. And, an accomplished cook, she has published a cookbook, Tret's Kitchen, featuring her own recipes. Along with bridging the music and art worlds, she also serves as president of The Traveling Musicians Association, Local 1000, a union geared toward helping traveling musicians find security and longevity.