An Evening with Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands

Location Arena Theater
Date
10/14/2017 - 7:30pm
Details

"Whatever country music is supposed to be,
she's at the center of it."
- Utah Phillips
Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis is internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. She was a founding member of the Good Ol' Persons and the Grant Street String Band and has performed and recorded since 1986 with her musical partner, mandolinist Tom Rozum. Lewis has twice been voted "Female Vocalist of the Year" by the International Bluegrass Music Association and has won the respect and admiration of her peers.
The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in Nashville has bestowed several awards upon Lewis, including Female Vocalist of the Year (twice); Song of the Year for her recording of "Who Will Watch the Home Place"; and shared awards for Album of the Year for True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe and Recorded Event of the Year for True Life Blues and Follow Me Back to the Fold: A Tribute to Women in Bluegrass.
Her latest album with her band the Right Hands (Tom Rozum, Chad Manning, Patrick Sauber and Andrew Conklin), The Hazel and Alice Sessions, was nominated for the "Best Bluegrass Recording" Grammy in 2017.
Though her music transcends the formal limitations of style and genre, Lewis still sees herself as a bluegrass musician. "I've always thought that bluegrass was basically a singer-songwriter with string band," she explains. "Think Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, Lester Flatt, etc. I like to think that I fit that description and trajectory of the music rather well. I'm able to express myself in a way that sounds like me, and people either like it or not. I like to do what I do, and it fits comfortably in the bluegrass camp in my head. I don't care what other people call it."
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