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.

Deadman Canyon, Kings Canyon National Park
The cirque at the top of Deadman Canyon, Kings Canyon National Park, CA

Dear Companions,
 
It's been a quiet week in Berkeley, which is lucky since we're been recording in my home studio. Since returning from my backpacking trip in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, I've been inundated with catch-up work. But I still see the incredible landscape in my mind's eye and have retained my feeling of being an ant crawling on the surface of the Earth. I love that! 

BLOGOSPHERE RE-ENTRY
I just posted my first blog entry about the backpacking trip. You can read it and enjoy the sights vicariously here.

TURN OFF YOUR MIND, RELAX, AND FLOAT DOWNSTREAM
There are still four spaces left on Tom Rozum's and my Rogue River trip this August 13 through 17! (last newsletter, I listed the wrong dates) Read all about it here. Typically, these trips sell out months in advance. I suppose that this is an example of a slow economic recovery, but it means that those of you who are fence-sitters can still join us on this most beautiful green river.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 
PETER ROWAN! 

On July 5, Tom Rozum and I helped Peter celebrate his 73rd birthday, at the venerable Rancho Nicasio in Nicasio, CA. To continue the celebration, here is a vintage video of us singing his song, "Dream of a Home," on The Texas Connection TV show, circa 1993:


  With Alan Munde (banjo), Sally Van Meter (dobro), Peter McLaughlin (guitar), Cary Black (bass). 

STEVE WALLER, R.I.P. 
We were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of this true stalwart of the Northwest bluegrass community. Steve died of a massive heart attack on June 26 at the young age of 69. We had just had the great good fortune of visiting and reconnecting with him in Portland, OR, at the Alberta Rose TheaterSteve will be sorely missed for his music, wit, candor, stories, and boundless energy. There's a very informative obituary here.

You never know what might happen when. So in the words of Steve, "Let's pick!"

~Laurie Lewis  
 
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UPCOMING APPEARANCES


WED, JUL 15, 6:30 PM
Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum and Nina Gerber
Peacetown Summer Concert Series
Ives Park 
7400 Willow 
Sebastopol, CA

THU, JUL 16, 8 PM
Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum and Nina Gerber
City Winery
Napa, CA
This new venue is in the historic old Napa Valley Opera House. Come out and enjoy great food, excellent sound, and good sight lines from every seat in the house!

SUN, JULY 19, 3-6 PM
Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Keith Little, 
Patrick Sauber
THE SUNDAY SESSIONS
The Roaring Donkey
146 Kentucky St
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 772-5478
NO COVER CHARGE

FRI, SAT,  JUL 24, 25
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands: 
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Simon Chrisman,
and Tashina Claridge
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival 
Stevenson, WA

FRI, SAT, AUG 7, 8
Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick: 
(with Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Cary Black)
THE SONGS OF VERN & RAY
Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival
Medical Lake, WA

SUN, AUG 9
Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Todd Phillips , Eli West
A TRIBUTE TO HAZEL DICKENS
Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival
Medical Lake, WA

THU-MON, AUG 13-17
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
BLUEGRASS ON THE WHITEWATER
Rogue River Rafting Trip
Contact Northwest Rafting Company