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.

Fallen Leaves
November, 2016
Dear Companions,

There have been a lot of miles under our wheels since my last newsletter. I am sure that some of you are wondering what happened at the IBMA awards show. Well, in a word, we didn't win. But we had a great time, and it was an honor just to be nominated. 

Directly after our set at Wide Open Bluegrass in North Carolina, we headed to the airport and flew to San Francisco, where we played the next day at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. On Sunday there, we had the great good fortune of hearing a fantastic set from Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. By the end of their set, I had laughed, I had cried, and I didn't want to hear anything else.

Tom Rozum and I took a delightful trip to Buffalo, WY, to play for the More Than Music benefit, which was a rousing success. People said they didn't think there had ever been a larger gathering in Buffalo for music! Then it was off to Bozeman, MT. It was so wonderful to visit that vibrant city again after so long away. Then it was off to the Midwest for a short trip with the Right Hands. We were joined by the fabulous Brandon Godman on fiddle when we played for folks in Iowa City, Minneapolis, and Evanston. We were a bit worried about clashing with the World Series games, but how could one have planned in advance for that? As it turned out, the turnout was quite good! Plus, I got in a lovely walk in the woods across the road from one of our hotels. I love the scent of Fall in the woods. And how about those Cubbies?!

Our season is slowing down, with just a few chances to see us this month. I am grateful for the quiet, and intend to spend some of the time diving deep into our (extensive) recorded catalog for our upcoming Freight and Salvage post-Thanksgiving concert. So if you are planning on going and have something you really want to hear, please let me know. 

All the best,

Laurie and Marty Stuart
Yeah, I'm a fan. I had to get my picture taken with Marty Stuart


SUN, NOV 13, 3-6:00 PM
Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Keith Little and special guest
Roaring Donkey
146 Kentucky St
Petaluma, CA
Always free!

SAT, NOV 26, 8:00 PM
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Tatiana Hargreaves 
and Max Schwartz
Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison St
Berkeley CA
Our annual Thanksgiving concert at our beautiful home club. Come join us!

SUN, NOV 27, 3:00 PM
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Tatiana Hargreaves and Max Schwartz
Palo Alto House Concert
To reserve a seat and get details about location, contact
Seating is limited!

Max Schwartz
Max Schwartz raising the bar at Armatage Elementary School, Minneapolis, MN.

TOM SIZE  10/10/1959-10/30/2016
Tom Size
I am so saddened to have to report that our dear friend and musical collaborator Tom Size has succumbed to melanoma. I wrote about him in my blog, and would like to share a little about this exceptional man, who has been so important to me and my music, with you. Please click here.
I sent in my absentee ballot last week, and can hardly wait for this contentious election cycle to be over and done with. For everyone and everything from dog catcher to President, I voted for the environment. Without clean water, clear air, and good soil, we are screwed no matter who is in power. I urge you to take this into account when you cast your ballot!
Laurie in Yosemite