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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.

John Muir Trail

Morning at Rae Lakes, on the John Muir Trail. Chosen from my archives.

Dear Companions

The end of October crept up on me rather suddenly, and I realized that I hadn't let you know about our November concerts. There aren't many, but they are good 'uns! First, On November 1 (that's tomorrow!) the Right Hands and I will be joined by Nina Gerber for a mash-up of music from One Evening in May and our  extensive band repertoire.We did this once before and, it's amazing how Nina's electric guitar fits in and adds depth.

The second show is my annual post-Thanksgiving concert at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. I have been lucky enough to hold this spot for almost 20 years now, and it feels like a real homecoming to me. We get a chance to really explore our catalog, stretch out and take chances with the loving support of our hometown family, friends and fans. It's looking like we may have some very special guest stars as well!

Hiking the John Muir Trail was a truly wonderful experience, and one I would do again in a heartbeat. The only thing I would change is that I would spend more time out there in the High Sierra, and hike fewer miles per day. But of course, it was my own schedule constraints that defined the timeline.

My blog is finished now, and I'm kind of sad that there are no more days to write about, because the reliving of the experience through blogging has been so enjoyable for me. You can read all about it here: 

Don't forget to sing and play as often as possible. It's good for what ails you. 

Thank you for your support of live music.

~Laurie Lewis

SAT, NOV 18:00 PM
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands 
Tom Rozum, Chad Manning, Patrick Sauber, Simon Chrisman
with Special Guest, Nina Gerber
Nevada Theatre 
Nevada City, CA 
sponsored by KVMR Radio

SAT, NOV 298:00 PM
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands 
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Andrew Conklin & Chad Manning
Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison St 
Berkeley, CA 
510 644-2020
Laurie and Kathy 
Kathy Kallick and I will be playing a number of concerts together in 2015, performing songs from our tribute to two of our early bluegrass heroes, Vern Williams and Ray Park. The CD is continuing to garner critical praise. With 18 songs, we didn't have enough time to fit in all our favorites from their vast and varied repertoire, but this is a good start. Maybe there will be Volume 2 sometime. 

Click on the link above for the full reviews. Here are some excerpts:

"This is my favorite bluegrass album in years!"
-Stephen D. Winick, Huffington Post

"it's a refreshing and wonderful reminder how good Lewis and Kallick can be."
-Penguin Eggs

"Implanting themselves firmly back in their roots, the duo perfectly complement each other, interpreting the various tracks faithfully and sprightfully... Those looking for a window in the past with crystal clarity won't be disappointed."
-For The Country Record

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