Thursday, June 2, 2016
preeminent bluegrass singer-fiddlerSanta Fe, NMCenter Stage, 505 Camino de Los Marquez6:45 doors, 7:30 show
The Sacramento News called her “as fine a singer as anyone on the acoustic music circuit, anywhere in the world.” Billboard praised her ability to “successfully walk the high wire above esoteric country, combining elements of bluegrass and pure country to form her own seamless mix.” Sing Out! recently stated, “It’s not too much of a stretch to suggest that if the ‘Americana’ format wasn’t invented for her, it should have been.” And American folk music icon Utah Phillips boiled it down even further: “Whatever country music is supposed to be, she’s at the center of it.”
One of the preeminent bluegrass and Americana artists, Grammy winner Laurie Lewis is a deeply versatile singer, guitarist and fiddler who came of age in the 1970s Bay Area bluegrass scene, where she submerged herself in both region’s historic progressivism and its hardcore commitment to musical tradition: primarily the gospels of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley. She co-founded the all-female Good Ol’ Persons bluegrass band and later the Grant Street String Band, in which her own songwriting came to the forefront. Nowadays, she plays with a fairly regular roster of the best bluegrass musicians, including Tom Rozum, who will accompany her for the Santa Fe show.
Center Stage Santa Fe
6:45 doors, 7:30 show.
$29 advance, $32 door. General Admission. 800-838-3006 or BUY ONLINE
Presented in partnership with Santa Fe Performance Exchange.