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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.

November Morning on Tomales Bay

Dear Companions, 

I am writing to you on Tuesday, November 6, which most of you probably recognize as Election Day. I am trying not to listen too carefully to the news, so that I can get some work done, but the urge to sit with my ear glued to the radio is almost more than I can fight off. I am hoping that voting machines aren't hacked and don't malfunction, and that everyone is able to cast their ballot. I voted by mail about ten days ago. What sort of country will we wake up to tomorrow? I am hopeful that a little balance will be restored, and that the Earth can get a little break. She needs it!

So here it is: November in California, and the days continue hot and dry. Though this feels ominous to me, and makes me fear more fires, it made for a spectacular weekend at the Walker Creek Music Camp in west Marin County, where every day was balmy, clear, and breathtakingly beautiful (see above photo).

The last month was a big one, starting with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco, and continuing with a duo tour with Nina Gerber to the Front Range of Colorado (where we got to experience the first snowstorm of the season-see photo below). Then back to California, and a Right Hands performance at a lovely new venue in Sacramento, the Sofia Tsakapoulis Center for the Arts. I look forward to a return visit there within the next year. Then north to Red Bluff, where Tom Rozum, Brandon Godman and I played for the Western Open Fiddle Championship, and then traveled on to beautiful Victorian Ferndale, and a concert at the wonderful Old Steeple, which was videoed for a pilot program on the local PBS station. I hope we looked good! 

This month, we have much to look forward to: a celebration of Wild and Scenic designation for central California's Mokelumne River (the source for most of the East Bay's water), a rare visit to Monterey Bay, and my annual concert of gratitude at the Freight and Salvage on Thanksgiving Day weekend. And coming up this weekend, I will be taking part in Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy, a musical installation at the Women's Building in San Francisco. I will be among 20 women singing pop songs that were/are notorious for their misogynist messages. Unfortunately, the 3-day-long show is pretty-much sold out, but I did get my photo in the New York Times. Check out the article here.

Please support live music, and come out and see us if you can.
Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving season,
Laurie Lewis

Tom Rozum and I attended the California River Awards at the San Francisco City Club, a beautiful building which sports this great Diego Rivera mural depicting to glories of California (though the redwood stump kind-of hurts my eyes). I was asked to sing "I'm in Love With a River Guide" for a roomful of my river conservation heroes!

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

FRI, SAT, SUN, NOV 9, 10, 11
Laurie Lewis (and 19 other women!)
Women's Building
San Francisco, CA
SOLD OUT

FRI, NOV 16
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Mokelumne Hill Town Hall
8283 Main St  
Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 

SAT, NOV 17
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands 
Otter Opry Monterey United Methodist Church
1 Soledad DriveMonterey, CA
 
SUN, NOV 18 
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands 

SLO House Concert

San Luis Obispo, CA 
 
SAT, NOV 24
Laurie Lewis and the Right hands, plus special guests
Annual concert of gratitude
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA
 
SUN, DEC 9, 3:00-6:00 PM
Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Keith Little and guests
146 Kentucky St
Petaluma, CA
FREE

    
Snow in Lyons, CO, Oct 14
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


Communing with a venerable old soul oak near Stinson Beach 
  

 Happy

 

chickens in Berkeley, CA! 

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

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