Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis News

 

 

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.

Hiking in the Sierras

Dear Companions, 

I am happy to report that I was able to escape to the Sierra mountains and a few days of backpacking a couple of weeks ago. It was heavenly, even though t was cut short by smoke from the horrendous Ferguson Fire near Yosemite. Poor California! Even with a good wet 2016-2017 winter, we are in deep drought, and the forests are stressed. It was a true pleasure, though, to be out walking through fields of wildflowers, and sweating as we toiled up steep dusty slopes to smooth granite benches. I have been prolonging the experience by writing about it in my blog, HighSierraRambles.net. Check it out, if you find yourself stuck in the city somewhere and unable to escape. 

The Right Hands had a pretty great July, with a highlight being our performance at the beautiful Green Center at Sonoma State University, along with Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers, and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.

Now we are about to make one of our less-frequent trips to the Mysterious East, visiting New Hampshire and upstate New York this coming weekend. I confess that I am a little excited by the prospect of humidity. 

After much hand-wringing and vacilliating, we made the decision to cancel our Tuolumne River rafting trip this last week, due to the threat of smoke from the Ferguson Fire, which was only 3% contained at the time. It broke my heart to miss a chance to see the Tuolumne again this year, and we apologize to all the folks whose plans were upset by that decision.

I am very happy to announce that my song, "Swept Away," made the final ballot for Song of the Year for the international Bluegrass Music Association, and is the vehicle for the First Ladies of Bluegrass' nomination for Recorded Event of the Year. Woo-hoo! You send your children out into the world, and you never know what might happen.

Walk softly,
Laurie Lewis

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

FRI, AUG 3
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Brandon Godman, and Steve Roy 
Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival
Campton, NH 03223

SAT, AUG 4 
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Brandon Godman, and Steve Roy
Riverlink Concert 
Riverlink Park 
1 Front St. 
Amsterdam, NY 12010   

FRI, AUG 10, 5:30 PM
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Brandon Godman, Andrew Conklin and Jordan Klein
Point Richmond Summer Music Festival
Also appearing: The Mad Maggies
Point Richmond, CA
FREE CONCERT!

SUN, AUG 12, 4:00 PM
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Private event 

MON, AUG 13
Tommy and the Rozumatics:
Tom Rozum, Brittany Haas, Tristan Clarridge, and Simon Chrisman
Roseburg, OR  SOLD OUT

TUES, AUG 14
Tommy and the Rozumatics
House Concert
Portland, OR
email clairelevine@gmail.com or text 503-830-3453 

WED, AUG 15
Tommy and the Rozumatics
Looking for a gig in OR. Got one? Contact tomrozum@laurielewis.com

THU, AUG 16
Tommy and the Rozumatics
Ashland, OR

SUN-FRI, AUG 20-25
Laurie Lewis and Tom Tozum
Bluegrass on the Whitewater
Middle Fork, Salmon River, ID
Northwest Rafting Company: (541) 450-9855

THU, AUG 30
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Brandon Godman, and Hasee Ciaccio
Strawberry Music Festival
Tuolumne, CA

SAT & SUN, SEP 1 & 2
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands:
Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Brandon Godman, and Hasee Ciaccio
Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival
Hovander Homestead Park 
5299 Nielsen Avenue
Ferndale, WA 98248

Ricky Skaggs and Tom Rozum
Tom Rozum and Ricky Skaggs, mando-geeking backstage at the Bluegrass and Brews Festival, Green Center, Sonoma State University.
HIGH SIERRA RAMBLES

I have recently reactivated my blog, with writings and photos of my hikes in the Sierra Nevada Range here in California. Last week, I took a few days to backpack with my friend and Hills to Hollers bandmate, Barbara Higbie. You can read all about it here.

High Sierra Rambles

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands are represented by
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 Hiking Photo