SUNDAY OCT 30 4:00pm (doors 3pm)

DIRECT FROM BERKELEY CALIFORNIA!

Grammy winning bluegrass fiddler, singer, songwriter extraordinaire....

"She is newgrass in the truest sense of the word..." - Sam Bush

Laurie Lewis, bluegrass, right hands, evanston, music

The Sacramento News called her “as fine a singer as anyone on the acoustic music circuit, anywhere in the world.” Billboard praised her ability to “successfully walk the high wire above esoteric country, combining elements of bluegrass and pure country to form her own seamless mix.” Sing Out! magazine recently stated, “It’s not too much of a stretch to suggest that if the “Americana” format wasn’t invented for her, it should have been.” And American folk music icon Utah Phillips boiled it down even further, asserting: “Whatever country music is supposed to be, she’s at the center of it.”

Visit Laurie's website - http://laurielewis.com

Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, bluegrass, live music, Chicago

"I first knew Laurie by her considerable reputation as a fiddle player and a writer of songs. When an opportunity came along to sing with her I seized it. Getting to know her as a singer and a person has been pure pleasure. Her voice is a rare combination of grit and grace, strength and delicacy. Her stories are always true." - Linda Ronstadt

 

"Laurie Lewis' songs combine passion and sheer craft in a way you don't hear very often. Whatever country music is supposed to be, she's at the center of it." - Utah Phillips

 

"She is newgrass in the truest sense of the word, in that she uses bluegrass instruments to create new original music: it's music for now, Laurie is very genderless to me. I know that's not the right way to put it, but I just think of her as an artist: a great singer, terrific fiddle player, fine songwriter, and one very good band leader. As a fiddler, she could be from the 1940s or from 2010; it's timeless, As a singer, she knows the rules of bluegrass and how to sing in her own voice. She's probably one of the few female singers who really knows the nuances of the Ralph Stanley vocal style." - Sam Bush

 

"Laurie Lewis' true songs make this planet a better place. They help us grab what's important in our lives. Over the years her original voice has consistently carried the torch of tradition, beautifully updating it with a rare care and responsibility." - Tim O'Brien