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Laurie Lewis

 

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Other Lewis originals, like the wry "Kiss Me Before I Die" (written after Lewis was nearly killed in a crash), draw on the swing jazz Lewis played before she took up bluegrass, and some, like the wedding favorite "Love Chooses You," come closer to the folkish side of contemporary country music. And for every lover of Lewis's songwriting there will be one equally enthusiastic about her singing or her fiddling. She can sing the bluegrass standards of Bill Monroe or Ralph Stanley with the best of them. "I guess," she told the Columbus Dispatch, "the more modal and high and lonesome it gets, the more I love it."

Lewis appears in Saline with her band the Right Hands, featuring her frequent duet partner Tom Rozum and a trio of other great players from the San Francisco Bay area, where Lewis has lived for many years. The band has a new album called The Golden West, and Lewis doesn't get out this way very often. The opening act is Saline's own Fiddlers ReStrung.

[Review published November 2006]    (end of article)

 

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