Spruce and Maple Music
In true bluegrass tradition, Hazel and Alice's repertoire drew from Carter Family songs and other early string band classics , mixed with their own original compositions. The Hazel and Alice Sessions focuses mostly on the duo’s lesser known songs.
Laurie Lewis launched Spruce and Maple Music as an independent record label in 2001 with the release of "Kristin's Story." Now, nearly a decade later, we have a small catalog of critically-acclaimed releases to our name.
Spruce and Maple Music is an ASCAP-affiliated publishing company, administered by BMG Chrysalis .
Why "Spruce and Maple?" Aside from being beautiful trees, spruce and maple have been the most commonly-used woods in the making of violin family instruments for the past 400 or so years. The top of a violin is generally spruce, while the back, sides, and neck are maple. Together, spruce and maple are the perfect combination of tone woods, when it comes to bowed instruments. Fiddle-obsessed singer and writer Laurie Lewis founded the company, and gave us our name.