Red Thread

A harmony-forward ensemble playing original & traditional music rooted in Eastern European, Yiddish, and Americana lineage.

Red Thread infuses their interpretations of traditional music with a harmonic sensibility rooted in and liberated from classical choral singing, with band members Sarah Larsson, Sophie Javna, Erika Lantz, Julia Hobart, Colleen Bertsch, and McKain Lakey each drawing from years of study with master-artists including Ethel Raim, Michael Alpert, Sam Lee, Dáithí Sproule, and stringband master-artists in Transylvania. With lush harmonies and the tight performance of a family band, Red Thread further unspools the line of folk tradition, merging rich vocal and string arrangements with the stories of real people’s lived experience that are embedded within folk songs.



Tuesdays, July 2-August 6
Minneapolis, MN
Yiddish Folksong Series, Minnesota JCC
6 Tuesdays at 6:00-8:30pm
Minnesota JCC Sabes Center

Sunday July 21
Virginia, MN
Northern Lights Music Festival
B'nai Abraham Cultural Center

Sunday August 11
Minneapolis, MN
Lakewood Cemetery Chapel
Music in the Chapel series

Thursday September 19
Portland, OR
Eastside Jewish Commons
details tba

Saturday September 21
Bellingham, WA
Congregation Beth Israel
details tba

Sunday September 22
Seattle, WA
The Royal Room
details tba

Monday September 23
Seattle, WA
The Rhapsody Project
Community Klezmer Workshop
details tba

Sunday October 13
Saint Paul, MN
Greenhouse Concerts
details tba

US & International booking
Eliana Durnbaugh | redthreadsings [at] gmail . com
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Sarah Larsson is a 2024 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board's Cultural Expression grant. 
Performances in MN are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.