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.

Laurie Lewis Yoga Pose in Yosemite
Dear Companions, 

I managed to escape the crippling heat (days of 108F in California's Central Valley) for four days of hiking in Yosemite National Park last week. It was so beautiful up there in the mid-high country. I didn't hike above 8200 feet because of the immense amount of snow up there and the treacherous creek crossings, but it was enough beauty to satisfy my soul for awhile. And wildlife! Among other things, I watched a black bear foraging for grubs in fallen trees, observed from a safe distance as a big timber rattler crossed the trail in front of me, and watched two lizards have a long drawn-out fight over territory. I kept thinking that our Nation's parks and monuments are so worth fighting for! I have never met one that wasn't a spectacular or special place in some way. And it is so necessary to have access to these last wild places, both for our human selves and for the critters with whom we share this beautiful Earth. On the down side, I did get lots of mosquito bites, and I fell in a creek while trying to cross it. 

The rest of June whizzed by in a blur that I can barely recall, even as I am still in it. Highlights have to include being a part of the first-ever California Bluegrass Association-sponsored San Francisco Pride Parade float last weekend. What a party that was! And the Fathers' Day Bluegrass Festival (known simply as "Grass Valley" to us old-timers) was like a huge family reunion. 

We are thrilled to welcome once again Tatiana "Hoss" Hargreaves to the Right Hands. She just graduated from Hampshire College, and is now ready to spend a fruitful Summer playing kick-ass bluegrass fiddle. If you haven't had the opportunity to see/hear her play, that's yet another reason to come see us. If you have seen her, we know you'll be back for more.

Get out there and enjoy the summer, and support our local musicians when and where you can. Take a beater guitar to the beach. Sing your heart out. And if you are anywhere near our traveling route, please come see us if you can. And fight for our clear water, clean air, and wild places. Declare your independence!

Laurie Lewis


Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
UPCOMING APPEARANCES

FRI, JUN 30
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Village
Bishop, CA

SAT, JUL 1 
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Piazza's Pine Cone Inn
Kernville, CA

THU, JUL 6
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Culver City Boulevard Music Summer Concert 
City Hall Courtyard
9770 CULVER BLVD
CULVER CITY, CA 90232 
Free concert - 7 pm

SAT, JUL 8 
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Sonoma Mountain Music Festival

SUN, JUL 9 
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Occidental Center for the Arts 
3850 Doris Murphy Ct. 
Occidental Ca. 95465 
(707-874-9392)

MON, JUL 10
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Mendocino Music Festival
Mendocino, CA

THU, JUL 20
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands 
Western Jubilee Warehouse concert
Colorado Springs, CO

FRI, JUL 21 
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands 
Society Hall 
711 State Avenue
Alamosa, CO 
719-589-6362 or 719-580-7838 for last minute reservations

SUN, JUL 23 
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
KGNU Radio presents
Charles Sawtelle Memorial Mountain Jam, AKA "The Charles"
Gold Hill, CO

SUN-THU, JUL 23-27 
Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Tatiana Hargreaves
RockyGrass Academy
Lyons, CO

FRI, JUL 28
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
RockyGrass
Lyons, CO

FRI, AUG 4, 6:30 PM
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Unitarian Universalist Church
421 S Farwell St
Eau Clair, WI
sponsored by Offbeats Violin


SAT, AUG 5 
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Sugar Maple Music Festival
Lake Farm County Park 
Madison, WI

SUN, AUG 6 
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Long Grove Arts and Music Council 
Long Grove, IL


 
Quicksilver Productions
LAURIE AND THE RIGHT HANDS JOIN
QUICKSILVER PRODUCTIONS

We are very thrilled to announce that we have joined the terrific roster of talent with this great booking agency. 
Check them out here.
East of the Mississippi, contact Martha Dantzig, (202) 669-3818 cell
West of the Mississippi, contact Rob Miller, (970) 260-6493

Laurie Lewis under Water
COME JOIN US ON THE MIGHTY T!

There is still time to reserve your spot on this year's whitewater and bluegrass river-rafting experience. This year, we will be spending three days, August 21-23, on my favorite ride, the Tuolumne River. The Clavey and the North Fork should have excellent swimming holes this year, and as always, the guides, the food and the company will be great.
Contact ARTA.org, or call 800-323-2782 

Yosemite Falls Photo by Laurie Lewis
The flooded Yosemite Valley, and Yosemite Falls (the highest waterfall in North America, and fifth-highest in the World)

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