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Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands' Tribute to Hazel and Alice

The Hazel and Alice SessionsIn the mid-1960s, two women from very different origins (Alice Gerrard from the West Coast, Hazel Dickens from West Virginia) blew apart the male-dominated bluegrass world. With singing that was closer to the hard-edged style of early Monroe and Stanley Brothers bluegrass, Hazel and Alice challenged the expectations of women in bluegrass. They blazed a trail still followed not only by the many great women of bluegrass who came after, but by stars of Americana and country like Emmylou Harris and The Judds. Ten years later, in the mid-1970s in California, fiddler, singer, songwriter, and bandleader Laurie Lewis was looking for inspiration. As Lewis told the Berkeleyside, “I had heard ballsy women singers on the local bluegrass scene, but I hadn’t heard other women doing that on recordings.” Chancing on a copy of Hazel and Alice’s first LP, Lewis knew she’d found her muses.

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands' "The Hazel and Alice Sessions" Due Jan 21

The Hazel and Alice SessionsLaurie Lewis & The Right Hands pay homage to the pioneering bluegrass duo Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard on their upcoming album The Hazel and Alice Sessions, which features young prodigy fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves, Americana songstress Aoife O'Donovan, Alice Gerrard herself, and a duet with Linda Ronstadt!

Bluegrass at the Ford Laurie Lewis and John Reischman August 2nd

John Reischman & Laurie LewisThe Bluegrass Association of Southern California brings Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands and John Reischman and the Jaybirds to the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood on Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 8 PM. A native of Long Beach, California, Laurie Lewis first came to prominence in the Northern California bluegrass scene, cofounding the originally all-female band, the Good Ol’ Persons in the mid-1970s. Combining a deep knowledge and love of traditional music with a strong innovative streak, Laurie went on to a stellar career.

14th San Francisco Bluegrass Festival Honors Old and New

Laurie Lewis & the Right HandsSan Francisco, CA -- The events of the 14th annual San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival (SFBOT) will honor old-time music from the past, highlight hot new talent from the present and glimpses into the refreshing Alt-Bluegrass sounds of the future through performances and dance. The 10-day festival runs from Feb. 7-17 and comprises more than 25 shows at 18 clubs and live music venues around the Bay Area featuring some of the most talented musicians on the Americana and Roots music scene today.

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