Carroll Café hosts fabulous local, national, and international performers,
mostly in the roots and folk traditions, on the second Friday of each month, October through June. It all happens at Seekers Church in Takoma DC. Check out Upcoming Shows for the full schedule.
TRET FURE began her career at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest. At 19, she moved to LA in hopes of obtaining a record deal. Within a year she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album “Mousetrap.” She went on to record her own album in 1973 on MCA/UNI Records, with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer. With the success of that release, she opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the J. Geils Band.
A prolific artist in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret has released 16 albums and CDs over the course of her 48-year career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, she has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work.
In the early ’80s, Tret moved to the independent side of the industry, discovering the blossoming genre known as Women’s Music. She recorded with and produced some of the best of women’s music, including the legendary “Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall” (1983). She worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the ’90s, producing, engineering and releasing 3 CDs together.
Now after eight acoustic releases on her own label, Tomboy girl Records, she has re-established herself in the folk world, winning the South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition in two out of three categories (Best Overall and Best Up-Tempo Song), as well as the prestigious Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Music. In 2009, Tret was voted “Pride In The Arts Favorite Female/Lesbian Musician”. In the same year she received the Janine C Rae Award for her work in Women’s Music. She is also the #1 folk artist for Reverbnation in Newport News, VA. In 2017, Tret took 2nd place in the Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay songwriting contest for her song “The Fishermen of Bristol Bay.”
$18 online • $20 at the door
Doors open at 7:00
We invite you to enjoy delicious refreshments from the Café at Carroll Café available before the show and at the intermission. A changing choice of savories enough for a light meal, topped off with fabulous desserts and beverages, will add to the happiness of the concert experience! Always vegetarian, with some vegan and gluten-free options most months, all lovingly provided by Sandra.
Thank you for your support of Carroll Café.