Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands latest album, "The Hazel and Alice Sessions” was nominated for the 2017 Best Bluegrass GRAMMY!

 

Tom Rozum

Tom Rozum

Since joining forces with Laurie in 1986, Tom’s versatility and diverse musical influences come to the fore every night on stage with the band. He plays primarily mandolin with the band, but is also an accomplished fiddle, mandola, and guitar player. His background as a rock and swing musician adds a uniquely satisfying flavor to the band. His rhythmic approach to mandolin especially punctuates the band’s repertoire, adding to their on-stage shows a verve and excitement that has become a distinctive feature of their performances. He is a fine lead vocalist, the ideal harmony partner for Laurie (it’s not for nothing that their duet collaboration The Oak and the Laurel was so highly regarded that it was a Grammy nominee for the Best Traditional Folk Album of 1996), and occasionally functions as the comic foil for on-stage goings-on whenever things get too weighty. Tom can be heard on most of Laurie’s recordings; their other duet albums, Guest House and Winter’s Grace; and the band’s The Golden West and Live. Originally from New England, Tom moved to Berkeley from Arizona, where he played many kinds of traditional and original music with Summerdog and Flying South; and San Diego, where he honed his swing chops with the Rhythm Rascals.


Be sure to check out Tom’s critically acclaimed solo album on Signature Sounds and DogBoy Records, Jubilee. Featuring help from Laurie, Todd Phillips, Peter McLaughlin, Craig Smith, Mike Marshall, David Grier, Rob Ickes, Darol Anger, and Herb Pedersen, the album is marked by Tom’s trademarks¾versatility and diversity¾featuring everything from straight-ahead bluegrass to old-time country to selections from more contemporary realms.

 

Click the link to read the Mandolin Magazine Interview: Tom Rozum - A Rhythm Rascal’s Varied Influences By Bob Loomis

 

 

Brandon Godman

Brandon Godman,

from the great Bluegrass state of Kentucky, joins Laurie and the Right Hands on fiddle. Already, at the age of 30, Brandon has played with Karl Shiflett, Wildfire, Newfound Road, and Dale Ann Bradley, among others. A scholar of classic bluegrass fiddle, he plays with great verve and intensity. He is a most-welcome recent transplant to the San Francisco Bay Area, and Laurie and the Right Hands are thrilled to have an opportunity to play music with him, and to introduce him to West Coast bluegrass lovers.  

 

 

 

 

Patrick Sauber

Patrick Sauber

Patrick, a native of Arcadia, CA, has been playing old-time, Cajun, and bluegrass music ever since he can remember. His introduction to performing came at the knee of his father, old-time master fiddler and claw-hammer banjo player Tom Sauber, a stalwart of the traditional music scene in Southern California. Patrick’s first gigs found him playing triangle, and, at 10 years old, he was playing accordion in a Cajun band with his dad. Under the guidance of his father (with whom he still performs), Patrick has developed a keen ear, unusual depth to his playing, technical expertise, and an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional music forms that is rare in one so young. Patrick has recorded or performed with many artists, including Doc Watson, Herb Pedersen, Weird Al Yankovic, The Limeliters, Richard Greene, Christ Stuart & Backcountry, Dirk Powell, and many others. In 2003, Christopher Guest asked Patrick to be the banjo player in The New Main Street Singers in the folk-music satire movie, A Mighty Wind. Patrick also played on the soundtrack CD and toured with the film’s cast. A formidable talent on banjo, Cajun accordion, mandolin, and guitar (“He’s the kind of guy who could probably get music out of anything he puts his hands on,” says Laurie), he primarily plays banjo in The Right Hands, also taking a tasty turn on guitar and accordion on selected numbers. Patrick can be heard on Laurie’s CD, Blossoms.

 

 

Sam Grisman

Sam Grisman

Sam Grisman (bass and vocals) grew up hearing the music of his father, David Grisman, and naturally fell into the scene. He first recorded when he was 9 years old. Now in his late 20’s, Sam is a master of the bass, both an innovative and sensitive player, with a rock-solid beat. Sam recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from Nashville, TN, where he was in demand as a touring and recording bassist.