Laurel Premo is known for her rhythmically-deep and engaged delivery of roots music on fiddle, banjo, and guitar. 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.
With release of The Iron Trios, Laurel Premo presents an instrumental project that dives deeply into both traditional and modern fiddle music, revealing a musical bloom of underlying harmonic drones, minimalist repetition, and rich polyrhythm. With a wavelike sustain of electric and acoustic guitars, and a bow on the double-bass, Premo leans in to the archaic fiddle melodies and in-between intonations that connect folk sounds to the mystic and unknown. The Brushy Fork of John's Creek creates a unique landscape by combining walking-paced traditional fiddle repertoire with finger-style guitar, presenting a bold and dynamic instrumental narrative that mimics the flow of water and the natural turbulence of nature itself.
This self-produced trio record marks Premo’s second major instrumental work. This song is featured on our Ambient playlist.