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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.

Grant Gordy
Grant Gordy on Mt Tamalpais, on the Mr Sun outing

Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick
Dear Companions,

Easter morning in Berkeley, and on waking I am met with rain! Rebirth is everywhere we look. Tender green shoots sprout from barren twigs, and poison oak is bursting forth. I much prefer it when you can actually see the leaves and thus avoid them. Sometimes getting scratched by an innocuous-looking stick can yield a nasty welt. Our travels in March took us from the Mexican to the Oregon borders, from the ocean to the mountains and points in between. San Diego and the Del Mar beach were gorgeous, and it has been a real pleasure traveling through Northern CA and Southern OR playing and singing the songs of Vern & Ray to very enthusiastic audiences. 
 
The weather is amazing, dry air that is comfortingly warm in the sun and positively nippy in the shade. Traveling past Mt. Shasta, we were thrilled to see it white with snow, making us feel a little more optimistic about the drought. But though it looks promising, it is a very thin snowpack and probably gone within a week of hotter weather. It's going to be a very long, hot summer out here! 

A couple of weeks ago, Darol Anger and his band, Mr Sun, were in town. We got a chance to visit, eat great food together, and make a pilgrimage to Mt Tamalpais (see top photo). What a great band! 

SNOW DAY MAKE-UP
Tom and I will be playing at Del Rossi's in New Hampshire on April 19, to make up for the date cancelled by snow in February. If you're within shouting distance, come on down and give a holler!

FROM THE VAULTS:
MULLET AND GIRL GOUP
Here's a video you might enjoy, all about springtime way out west. Recorded in Austin, TX, in 1994, I think. It features Sally Van Meter (dobro), Tom Rozum (mandolin), Alan Munde (banjo), Peter McLaughlin (guitar) and Cary Black (bass).
Laurie Lewis-When The Cactus Is In Bloom
   
 ON THE RIVER 
There is still space available for Tom Rozum's and my musical rafting trip down the beautiful Rogue River in southern Oregon. It's a 5-day trip, launching on August 13. You are all invited to join us for swimming, eating, hiking, singing, playing, yoga, splashing and wildlife viewing.  
Read all about it and contact Northwest Rafting Company here.

JD Rhynes used to end every column of "JD's Bluegrass Kitchen" with the words, "May God grant you peace and health." I can't think of any better sentiment to send out to you today.

Walk softly, 
Laurie 
 
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UPCOMING APPEARANCES

FRI, APR 10
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
Tom RozumPatrick Sauber, Chad Manning and Max Schwartz
Also Richard Brandenberg
Pt Richmond Acoustic music
Pt Richmond, CA

SAT-TUESAPR 11-14
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
Big Sur Fiddle Camp
Rancho Rico 
Big Sur, CA

SUN, APR 127 PM
8th Annual Big Sur Fiddle Camp Concert!
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
Also Caleb Klauder & Reeb WillmsSean WatkinsMike Witcher
The Bee EatersJohn HerrmannDave Cory, Jordan Tice
Nat Smith
David Grier & Scott Nygaard, and many special guests
Chappellet Studios, Rancho Rico
Big Sur, CA
info: 831 293-4619
click here for tickets

FRI-SUN, APR 17-19
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
Mandolin Camp North
Info: mandolincampnorth@verizon.net 
Phone: 401-487-3536

SUN, APR 19, 6 PM
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
Del Rossi's Trattoria
73 Brush Brook Rd (Rte 137) 
Dublin, NH
reservations: 603 563-7195

 FRI, MAY 16:30 PM
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Chad Manning and Max Schwartz
Pickin' on the Potomac
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA
510-627-1215 for tickets and information

FRI, MAY 87:30 PM
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum 
also: Mossy Creek 
Benefit concert for Richard Wodrich
Chico Grange 
2775 Nord Avenue 
Chico, CA 95973 
Additional concert information: 
Call Marci 530-345-1744 or 530-518-1744
TRAVELING ON
Laurie Lewis, Tom Rosum and Patrick SauberTom Rozum, Patrick Sauber and I stopped at the overlook to the Klamath River, along Hwy 101 in Northern CA
, on our way from Ashland, OR, to Arcata. Thanks to Chris Ursich for suggesting we take this scenic side-trip up the hillside. We watched the eagles glide in the updrafts and got a few breaths of fresh air before we jumped back in the car.

And this week, I made a trip up to the Sierra to record a spoken-word snippet for a new song (more on that later), and stopped at the Mokelumne River for a walkabout. Here's the view from just above the Hwy 26 bridge. People were actually swimming! I thought it still a bit too exhilarating for my liking.
DOG BOY SWEATS!
Tom Rozum has some very nice Dog Boy Records hoodies, in a deep red, perfect for fighting the Spring chill. Contact Tom for available sizes and price.