Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands

Leading Lady of West Coast Folk & Bluegrass

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. Laurie has twice been voted IBMA's Female Vocalist of the Year and has won the respect and admiration of her peers.

Since her debut in 1986, Laurie has recorded nearly 20 albums in a number of musical formats. Her latest album with her band the Right Hands (Tom Rozum, Brandon Godman, Patrick Sauber, and Sam Grisman), The Hazel and Alice Sessions, was nominated for the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 2017.

 

 

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One of the contemporary acoustic music scene’s most skilled and enduring performers.
— Acoustic Guitar
Singer-songwriter Laurie Lewis has long been a purveyor of some of the most artful and sophisticated folk and bluegrass music.
— Relix
I heard Laurie sing last night, first time in twenty years Singing songs she had written, near brought me to tears She sang straight to the heart like all great singers do.
— David Bromberg
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
Laurie is a tremendously gifted writer with a unique vision, the possessor of an exquisitely lovely voice, a whiz on fiddle and acoustic bass, and a good producer.”
”Laurie Lewis continues to successfully walk the high wire above esoteric country, combining elements of bluegrass, folk and pure country to form her own seamless mix…Lewis is impossible to categorize.
— Billboard
Laurie Lewis is an excellent performer and entertainer. But what sets Laurie apart from the pack is her songwriting and that voice. That voice can soar like an eagle. It can bring a tear to the hardest heart. Damn fine acoustic music.
— Cub Koda, All Music Guide
The past three decades have seen Laurie Lewis establish herself as one of the leading lights of American acoustic music, a genuine national treasure. Though best known for the bluegrass she’s performed with her various bands over the years…it’s not too much of a stretch to suggest that if the ‘Americana’ format wasn’t invented for her, it should have been.
— Sing Out