Laurie Lewis & the Right HandsWe are pleased to welcome Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands to the Foothills stage! Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis performs here with her band, The Right Hands, on Saturday, March 16th. Lewis, long one of the leading ladies of bluegrass, is an internationally renowned guitar and fiddle player who has won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year award several times. Bluegrass music doesn’t get any better than Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands!
Lewis has performed and recorded since 1986 with her musical partner, Tom Rozum, on mandolin. She who won a Grammy for her contribution to “True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe,” and was a founding member of the Good Ol’ Persons in 1974 and the Grant Street String Band in 1979. Since her musical debut, Laurie has recorded nearly 20 albums in many musical formats. Her latest album with the Right Hands, The Hazel and Alice Sessions, was nominated for the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 2017.
Her band, the Right Hands, is made up of longtime sidekick Tom Rozum on mandolin, Brandon Godman on fiddle, Patrick Sauber on banjo, and Sam Grisman playing the upright bass.
The folk music journal “Sing Out!” has called Laurie “one of the leading lights of American acoustic music, a genuine national treasure,” and Country Standard Time says that Laurie has recorded “some of the finest folk-inspired music of the past three decades.”
Photo of Laurie Lewis by Maria CamilloGuided by her love of traditional music and the styles of her heroes that came before, Laurie is a pioneering woman of bluegrass. She’s paved the way for many young women in bluegrass today. At the same time, she remains open to new musical influences.
If you’ve never heard Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands before, you’ll want to hear them as soon as you can. If you’ve already heard them, you know you want to experience them again! Tune in to local radio station KVMR, 89.5 to learn more about the Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands concert. Host Felton Pruitt enjoys chatting with his weekly interview guests in an informal, friendly way like pals sharing stories, rather than an interview. To find out when Pruitt will be interviewing Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, stay tuned to the Foothills Event Center blog!
The March 16 Laurie Lews & the Right Hands show gets started at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. We’ll have beer, wine, and refreshments available for purchase. There’s always plenty of parking here at the Foothills! Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at BriarPatch food co-op or right here on our website: