Spruce and Maple Music
The rough beauty of that original Vern & Ray music is gone, though not completely or forever, because much of what they created lingers on, abiding in the music made by those who heard them or played with them, including Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick.
Laurie Lewis launched Spruce and Maple Music as an independent record label in 2001 with the release of "Kristin's Story." Now, nearly a decade later, we have a small catalog of critically-acclaimed releases to our name.
Spruce and Maple Music is an ASCAP-affiliated publishing company, administered by BMG Chrysalis .
Why "Spruce and Maple?" Aside from being beautiful trees, spruce and maple have been the most commonly-used woods in the making of violin family instruments for the past 400 or so years. The top of a violin is generally spruce, while the back, sides, and neck are maple. Together, spruce and maple are the perfect combination of tone woods, when it comes to bowed instruments. Fiddle-obsessed singer and writer Laurie Lewis founded the company, and gave us our name.