Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis News



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
Dear Companions, 

It has been another wild month, ending with the always wonderful Wintergrass festival in Bellevue, WA. Tom Rozum and I started it off  by teaching the Vocal Intensive, and we ended the weekend with a crazy-fun set with the Right Hands and special guests the Bee Eaters, Tatiana and Alex Hargreaves, Darol Anger and Mike Marshall. We returned home happy and exhausted.
Early this week I had the great 
Peter Rowan and Frank Sullivan
pleasure of engineering a of recording of Peter Rowan at Lewietoons Studio here in Berkeley. He sang on Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen's new album, and was in fine voice. I felt very lucky to be a part of that session.

Now we are well into March, and I still haven't gotten the newsletter out. Next week, the Right Hands and I will be returning to the beautiful Stoughton Opera House, in Stoughton, WI (near Madison), and then driving down to Chicago to perform at the Old Town School of folk Music. I am thrilled to be returning to this venerable establishment, after many years absence. If you are reading this and are in the Chicago area, please help us get the word out. Then it's back to Wisconsin and up to Alberta, Canada, for another week of concerts. 

Last weekend, I traveled to the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, and from there up into the San Joaquin River Gorge with a group of dedicated river advocates, to witness first-hand what would be lost if the Temperance Flat Dam is built, and to lay some of the groundwork for a River of Song concert that we are going to produce in Fresno on June 2 (more on that later). We visited a homestead that will be flooded if the dam is built. It has been in the same family since about 1865. From there, we hiked to Millerton Caves. Here's a description from
"...the world's most notable example of a corrasional cave (i.e., scoured out by abrasive material, rather than dissolved) formed in granite. Almost a mile long, it has been sculpted over thousands of years by an active creek that runs year-round. Caves in granite are far less common than those formed in limestone or marble, and typically are just passages among boulder piles.

Millerton, by contrast, has been sculpted along an unusual convergence of a fault and a joint, and has beautiful stream-cut canyons in solid bedrock. It is noted for its well-developed speleogens such as sculpted blades, flutes, pendants, and potholes in bedrock. Besides its scientific value, the cave offers unique recreational opportunities."

The creek was too full from the recent much-needed rain to go spelunking, but we got a little glimpse into what we were missing (I wasn't particularly disappointed, as climbing around in caves is not among my favorite things). 
If you are anywhere near our traveling route, please come see us if you can. If you are far away, consider spreading the word to your family and friends. And join us in the fight for our clear water, clean air, and wild places.

Laurie Lewis

THU, MAR 15 
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Also appearing: Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan
318 East Main St 
Stoughton, WI
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Also appearing: Hassan El-Tayyab
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N Lincoln Ave
The Myron R. Szold Music and Dance Hall
Chicago, IL 

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Leo and Leona's Tavern and Dance Hall
W1436 State Road 33  
Bangor, WI 54614

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
also appearing: The John and Rose Band
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
421 S. Farwell
Eau Claire, WI

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
W.T. Hill Blvd S. 
Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Y6

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
The Foothills Bluegrass Music Society
6452 35 Ave NW 
Calgary, AB, Canada T3B 1S4

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
950 - 8th Avenue
Canmore Alberta T1W 2T1

Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum
Alabama Folk School 
105 DeLong Road 
Nauvoo, AL 35578

Come and join Tom Rozum and me as we spend five nights and six days on the
Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho this summer. The Middle Fork is considered the "Champagne of Whitewater Rafting." Noted for its generally crystal-clear waters, abundant wildlife sightings, hot springs, fishing opportunities, and excellent campsites, this six-day, five-night trip is not to be missed. If you have been contemplating joining us on a trip for years, this is the one! If you have been on our trips in the past, we welcome you back.

August 20-25, 2018
Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Click below for details 
and reservations:

Bluegrass in the Gorge

Since the demise of Bluegrass at the Beach, I have been on the lookout for an opportunity to get together with music friends in the Northwest who want to hone their skills, and spend time just reveling in music. I have found that opportunity! Tom Rozum, Brandon Godman, Justin Hiltner and I will be spending four days in April at the beautiful Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, on the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. There are still a few spots left!

For more information and reservations:
Call (503) 695-2243

Steve Edmunds Album produced by Laurie Lewis

Last year, I produced an album for my friend, singer/songwriter/wine maker Steve Edmunds. We're happy to announce that it is out and available to the public. I produced his first album about 25 years ago, and it's about time to have a follow-up! You can listen to snippets, order it and read more about Steve (and his wines) here

Artwork and graphics by Tom Rozum, by the way...
Tom Rozum's Album, Jubilee

It has been a long time since Tom's critically-acclaimed solo CD has been available for sale. We are happy to announce that it is once again in stock. You can order your very own copy here.

If you didn't have a chance to hear Tommy and the Rozumatics this last December, make your plans now to hear them at the Kate Wolf Music Festival, Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29.

Quick Silver Productions
are represented by

Interested in tracking us down to play for you? Please inquire through Quicksilver.
East of the Mississippi, contact Martha Dantzic, (202) 669-3818 cell
West of the Mississippi, contact Rob Miller, (970) 260-6493