Grammy winning bluegrass pioneer & her stellar band
Now booking for late May 2020
We’re delighted that Laurie Lewis has asked us to book a short UK tour next spring, and will be performing with her exceptional band, as Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands. Laurie is a bona fide bluegrass and roots legend, a GRAMMY Award winning and nominated artist. Hailing from California, Laurie has written some of the most enduring songs in bluegrass and has released almost 20 albums over the years, performing with scores of legendary artists across folk, bluegrass and more – including Linda Ronstadt, Ralph Stanley and Tim O’Brien. A hugely respected bandleader, songwriter, singer and musician, Laurie has influenced many of the next generation of American roots artists, including Molly Tuttle, Michael Daves, Tatiana Hargreaves, members of the bands Crooked Still, Front Country, Della Mae and countless others.
“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. Her voice is a rare combination of grit and grace, strength and delicacy.” – Linda Ronstadt
A founder member of West Coast bluegrass band The Good Ol’ Persons in the 1970s, Lewis has long been a powerful female voice in bluegrass. Winner of multiple International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, Laurie also sang and played on the 1997 Grammy-winning release The Songs of Bill Monroe, and more recently she was Grammy nominated for her album The Hazel and Alice Sessions (2016). This tribute to Alice Gerrard and the late Hazel Dickens – two of the first prominent professional female artists in bluegrass – featured contributions from Linda Ronstadt and I’m With Her’s Aoife O’Donovan among others. Laurie’s band The Right Hands is made up of outstanding acoustic musicians – Brandon Godman (fiddle) Hasee Ciaccio (double bass) and Patrick Sauber (banjo) are all acclaimed talents in their own right, and the band marries spectacular musicianship and top-notch vocal harmonies with Laurie’s award winning songs and interpretations of bluegrass and folk classics.
Now booking for 18th – 25th May 2020. Please contact us for availability.