Laurie Lewis

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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.

The Island of Hawai'i, Kona-side
Dear Companions, 

It has been a month full of contrasts. I spent 4 days at Friends of the River's River Advocacy Training School, learning about California water politics, honing my skills as a writer of letters to the editor, and canvassing door-to-door. On returning home, I sent a letter to the editor of the San Jose Mercury News, and it was published. Instant success!

Then Tom Rozum and I went off to Hawai'i for our annual Aloha Tour. We are still here, in the 50th State, on the island of Oahu. There is a Kona wind rattling the palm fronds, and rain squalls interspersed with the occasional rainbow, and everything is a restful green. I'm trying to store up these visions to help make it through the coming California drought. I just read yesterday that we are at only 14% of the average snowpack (which supplies most of our water from Spring through Fall). 

In anticipation of our part in an all-Woody Guthrie show coming up in April, we spent last evening listening to his deep catalog. Now, that guy had a lot to say. Some of those songs will definitely make it into the Community Sing we have planned in El Cerrito on Feb. 17 (see below for details).

We are also preparing for the Vocal Intensive that we are doing at Wintergrass on Feb. 22. Could be some Guthrie material involved there, too.

Tomorrow is our final date on the Aloha Tour, and we will be playing in beautiful Kailua, on the windward side of Oahu. It's a benefit for the music series at a community church here, and the room has a full, rich sound. If you are reading this on Oahu, come on by!

And the groundhog says we will have six more weeks of winter. Bring on the snow to the Sierra!


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 fight for our clear water, clean air, and wild places.

Laurie Lewis

Foggy sunrise on the South Fork of the American River, January 19

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

SAT, FEB 3, 7:00 PM
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
1300 Kailua Rd Kailua, Oahu, HI 

FRI, FEB 9 
Laurie Lewis and Nina Gerber
First Methodist Church 201 Martina Ave
Pt Richmond, CA

SAT, FEB 10
Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum
Benefit for KWMR Community Radio
Dance Palace Community Center
Pt Reyes, CA

FRI, FEB 16
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Mt Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church 
55 Eckley Lane 
Walnut Creek 94596

SAT, FEB 17
Community Sing, with Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum and Friends 
Montessori Family School
7075 Cutting blvd. 
El Cerrito, CA
$25 general admission, people part of MFS $20, kids $15, 

THU, FEB 22
Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum
Wintergrass

SAT & SUN, FEB 24 & 25
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Hyatt Regency Bellevue 
900 Bellevue Way NE 
Bellevue, WA 98004

Laurie Lewis in Hawaii

LOOKING AHEAD:
RIVER TRIP 2018

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
Click below for details 
and reservations:
Bluegrass on the gorge
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. Come join us!

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


Quick production
LAURIE AND THE RIGHT HANDS JOIN
QUICKSILVER PRODUCTIONS

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

Laurie Lewis/Spruce and Maple Music
 510.548-3021  PO Box 9417, Berkeley, CA  94709