Red Yarn (aka Andy Furgeson) is a dynamic family performer based in Portland, Oregon who weaves folksongs and puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. With his energetic performances and lush folk-rock recordings, this red-bearded bard reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations.
Andy Furgeson is a musician, puppeteer and educator from Austin, Texas, based in Portland since 2005. After several years working in afterschool and playing in grown-up bands, Furgeson created his Red Yarn persona in 2010 to combine his passions for music, education and folklore. Since then, he has performed 250+ shows per year, toured nationally with his family band, taught music and puppetry to thousands of students, and touched the lives of countless families with his shows, albums and videos.
Red Yarn releases his fourth album, Born in the Deep Woods, in March 2017. It completes his “Deep Woods” trilogy, an epic tale of family and self-discovery in the American wilderness, told through traditional and original animal folksongs. Red Yarn’s first three albums – The Deep Woods (2013), Deep Woods Revival (2015), and Wake Up & Sing (2016) – all garnered high praise in the “kindie” world, winning NAPPA, Parents’ Choice, and Fids & Kamily Music Awards. Blending American music of all eras – from bluegrass to psychedelic rock’n’roll – Born in the Deep Woods pushes Red Yarn’s creative folklore project into bold new territory.
Learn more about Red Yarn at redyarnproductions.com.
“[T]he kind of kids’ album to which mom and dad find themselves sneaking a listen on the sly.” –Portland Mercury
“[B]ringing the true folk music of America to kids of the modern era…” –KUTX, Austin