Laurie Lewis has a New Baby

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands - Live Well, that’s the way she describes the release of her latest CD, Live, from Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands (Spruce & Maple Music SMM 2004).

From the Bay Area of San Francisco, the highly rated fiddler and two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Award winner for Female Vocalist of the Year has, along with her right-hand men, Tom Rozum, mandolin; Scott Huffman, guitar; Craig Smith, banjo; and Todd Phillips, string bass, recently announced the availability of a first live set of recordings.

The 19-song collection also features, the 13 year old Oregon champion fiddler from Corvallis, Oregon, Tatiana Hargreaves on the medley O My Malissa/How Old Are You?

Recorded on location by Fred Forssell at three different shows – at First United Methodist Church, Corvallis, Oregon, [on 3/9/07]; at Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Longview, Washington [3/10/07]; and at Cashmere Community Coffeehouse, Cashmere, Washington [3/11/07] – the CD captures the Right Hands’ excellent individual talents as well as their dynamic on-stage interplay.

The full track listing reveals the inclusion of many fan favourites ….…

  • Alaska
  • Before the Sun Goes Down
  • Just a Lie
  • Live Forever
  • Geraldine and Ruthie Mae
  • O My Malissa / How Old Are You?
  • Val’s Cabin
  • Curly-Headed Woman
  • Tall Pines
  • Love Chooses You
  • Worried Man Blues
  • The Rope
  • Going to the West
  • The Wood Thrush’s Song
  • Diamond Joe
  • My Walking Stick
  • Who Will Watch the Home Place?
  • Texas Bluebonnets

The collection is available both as a CD and as digital downloads, directly from the band, and through CD Baby where you can also listen to each track online.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.