Laurie Lewis

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Every month or so we email a newsletter to our fan base/mailing list with news and to give a perspective from traveling musicians. The archieved newsletters are available from the drop-down menu.

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
June, 2017
Dear Companions,

Congratulations to Tatiana "Hoss" Hargreaves for successfully graduating from Hampshire College last weekend! Now she is finally free to spend the summer making music with us. Tatiana will join us later this month, in Bishop, CA, and continue to add her terrific fiddling and singing to the Right Hands for the next few months. We are stoked!

I recently realized that the first day of this year's Tuolumne River trip will be marked by a solar eclipse! What a way to start out! And I can guarantee that there won't be summer Bay Area fog to block the view, up in Groveland, CA. "The Mighty T" will be in top form, even in late August. Want to come along? Information is below. 
 
Last weekend, we played at the second annual Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, put on by the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse here in Berkeley. It was so much fun! They are already starting to plan next year's festival, which will only be better. It was such a pleasure to work with the excellent staff there, and to experience the great sound, mixed by the redoubtable Paul Knight.

We hope to see you a ways down the road,
Laurie

Clavey River
A view from a swimming hole n the Clavey River.

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

FRI, JUN 2, 7:30 PM
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Brandon Godman, Max Schwartz
UU Fellowship of Chico 
1289 Filbert Ave.
Chico, CA 
contact lucyinchico@gmail.com

SAT, JUN 3
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Brandon Godman, Max Schwartz
Brews, Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
RoxyAnn Winery 
3283 Hillcrest Rd 
Medford, OR 

SUN, JUN 4 
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Brandon Godman, Max Schwartz
The Studio 
3270 Main Street
Cottonwood, CA

TUE, JUN 6, 8:00 PM
River of Song: 
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Thompsonia, Barbara Higbie, the T Sisters, Blame Sally, and Jenner Fox
Benefit Concert for Northern California Rivers
Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison St 
Berkeley, CA
 
SAT, JUN 10
Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, and Brandon Godman
Robin's Nest House Concert
Davis, CA

SUN-WED, JUN 11-14 
Laurie Lewis: harmony singing 
Tom Rozum: beginning mandolin
California Bluegrass Association Music Camp 
Nevada County Fairgrounds

FRI, JUN 306:30 PM
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Tatiana Hargreaves, Max Schwartz
Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Village
Bishop, CA

SAT, JUL 1
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Tatiana Hargreaves, Max Schwartz
Piazza's Pine Cone Inn
Kernville, CA

THU, JUL 6, 7:00 PM
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Tatiana Hargreaves, Max Schwartz
City Hall Courtyard
9770 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 
Free concert!


Max Schwartz, Patrick Sauber, Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Brandon Godman
L-R: Max Schwartz, Patrick Sauber, Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Brandon Godman 
photo by Jessica Eve Rattner
We have been loving playing with Kentuckian Brandon Godman. Come out and experience his powerful fiddling this month, through June 10!

NEW TOM ROZUM T-SHIRT DESIGN!
That's right, folks! Tom has just finished designing another great t-shirt, this time for the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival. They were a big hit this last weekend! We have made arrangements to be able to offer them for sale, in a limited quantity and in limited sizes. Here's what it looks like:
TomRozum T-shirt
These 100% cotton T's are available in Brown Savannah or Stone Blue (the above colors) in classic t-shirt style sizes M, L, XL. Also available in women's cut, sizes M, L and XL. BEWARE: women's sizes run very, very small (Bella brand)! They can be had for $20 each, plus $5 shipping and handling within the USA. Please order from laurie@laurielewis.com through PayPal. Please send a first AND second choice as this is a very limited edition, and we're sure to run out. 
EXPERIENCE THE SOLAR ECLIPSE ON A RIVER THIS SUMMER
This year's total solar eclipse will be about 75% total when we are starting our trip on August 21. What a way to start out! Come join us on a three-day rafting trip on the Tuolumne River in Northern California
Monday-Wednesday, August 21-23

We will be cared for and cooked for by the wonderful guides at ARTA River Trips.

Tom Rozum and I have been returning to the Tuolumne every year, and sometimes twice a year, since we first visited the river in 1991. I can't get enough of this quintessential California river canyon, with its smooth granite, perfect swimming holes, canyon wrens, kingfishers and John Muir's favorite bird, the water ouzel (known these days as the far less exotic-sounding American dipper). 

We spend the days rafting, swimming, eating great food, and hiking or lazing about, and the dusk and evening hours are devoted to music and conversation. 

Laurie Lewis swimming
Water you waiting for?