Red Yarn

Portland, OR

Red Yarn (aka Andy Furgeson) is a Texas-born, Oregon-based family performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy shows for all ages. With his engaging performances, lush folk-rock recordings, and playful music videos, this red-bearded bard reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations. With traditional and original songs that apply an indie aesthetic to folk, rockabilly, country and blues, Red Yarn’s sound is both rooted and modern. Performing in a duo with his wife and singing partner Miss Jessie, Red Yarn’s shows are a raucous, inclusive celebration of the multicultural musical heritage of the USA. As Red Yarn & Miss Jessie ramble through the landscapes of American folklore, they introduce their “critter” friends – lovable, handmade puppets – along the way. Red Yarn & Miss Jessie have performed at Austin City Limits Festival, South by Southwest, Pilgrimage Music Fest, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Wolf Trap National Park, Symphony Space, Pickathon, Northwest String Summit, and libraries and children’s museums across the country. Accolades for Red Yarn’s albums include NAPPA Gold, Parents’ Choice, and Fids & Kamily Music Awards, and frequent play on SiriusXM Kids Place Live.
Red Yarn