Chanteuse et fiddler Bluegrass US née le 28 septembre 1950 à Long Beach (Californie).

Laurie Lewis learned to play the violin as a child in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a teenager in the 1960s, she immersed herself in the city's thriving folk scene and fell in love with the innovative bluegrass of Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, and especially Doc Watson. She won numerous fiddling contests during the 1970s and was in and out of assorted area combos. Together with friend Kathy Kallick, Lewis co-founded the pioneering bluegrass group Good Ol' Persons in 1975 and remained with the popular group until 1979. She then formed the Grant Street String Band before bowing as a solo artist with 1986's Restless Rambling Heart (Flying Fish), which mixed old-timey sounds with contemporary bluegrass and folk. Love Chooses You followed in 1989.
The 1990 album Singin' My Troubles Away was attributed to Laurie Lewis & Grant Street and featured guitarist Scott Nygaard, banjoist Tony Furtado, and mandolin player Tom Rozum. Lewis reteamed with Kallick for 1991's Together, which was also the first of many releases for Rounder. After the release of True Stories in 1993, Lewis and her bandmates were in a serious auto accident. She took a few years off but returned with Oak and the Laurel, which featured a series of duos with mandolinist Rozum. (The album was nominated for a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy in 1996.) Seeing Things appeared in 1998 and focused on Lewis' considerable talents as a songwriter and singer. A year later she issued the rollicking Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals. In the early 2000s, Lewis made guest contributions to other artists' albums, devoted some time to her second love, the acoustic bass, and dabbled in producing. By 2004, she was ready to return to her own recordings and released Guest House with Rozum. Rozum was back for 2006's The Golden West, which was credited to Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands.

http://www.laurielewis.com/

http://www.myspace.com/laurielewis

Talents : Singer, Fiddle, Guitar

Style musical : Progressive Bluegrass, Bluegrass, Contemporary Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass, Folk, Neo-Traditional Folk, Opera, Classical

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U60cpy1yHOY

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums

09/1987 LP 12" FLYING FISH FF 406 (US) RESTLESS RAMBLING HEART - Bowling Green / The Cowgirl's Song / Restless Rambling Heart / Cry, Cry, Darling / Stealin' Chickens / The Maple's Lament / Here We Go Again / Green Fields / Hold To A Dream / I'm Gonna Be The Wind / Haven Of Mercy
09/1987 CD FLYING FISH FF 70406 (US) RESTLESS RAMBLING HEART - Bowling Green / The Cowgirl's Song / Restless Rambling Heart / Cry, Cry, Darling / Stealin' Chickens / The Maple's Lament / Here We Go Again / Green Fields / Hold To A Dream / I'm Gonna Be The Wind / Haven Of Mercy
04/1990 LP 12" FLYING FISH FF 487 (US) LOVE CHOOSES YOU - Old Friend / The Hills Of My Home / The Point Of No Return / I Don't Know Why / I'd Be Lost Without You / When The Night Bird Sings / The Women Of Ireland - Ryestraw / The Light / Texas Bluebonnets / Love Chooses You
04/1190 CD FLYING FISH FF 70487 (US) LOVE CHOOSES YOU - Old Friend / The Hills Of My Home / The Point Of No Return / I Don't Know Why / I'd Be Lost Without You / When The Night Bird Sings / The Women Of Ireland - Ryestraw / The Light / Texas Bluebonnets / Love Chooses You
02/1991 CD FLYING FISH FF 70515 (US) SINGIN' MY TROUBLES AWAY - LAURIE LEWIS & GRANT STREET - Diamond Joe / Don't Get Too Close / The Rope / Beautiful Bouquet / Overdrive / Heartache / When The Cactus Is In Bloom / I Wish It Had Been A Dream / New Day / Singin' My Troubles Away / Hell Among The Yearlings / Raleigh And Spencer / I Miss The Mississippi And You
03/1992 CD KALEIDOSCOPE K 44 (US) TOGETHER - LAURIE LEWIS & KATHY KALLICK - Going Up On The Mountain / Just Like Rain / Is The Blue Moon Still Shining / Don't You See That Train / Hideaway / The Touch Of The Master's Hand / Lost John / Maverick / That Dawn The Day You Left Me / Count Your Blessings / Little Annie / Don't Leave Your Little Girl All Alone / Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
02/1994 CD ROUNDER CD 0300 (US) TRUE STORIES - Singing Bird / Val's Cabin / Knocking On Your Door Again / Swept Away / Sand, Water Waves / Who Will Watch The Home Place? / You'll Be Leaving Me / Still A Fool / The Long Way 'round / So Beautiful / The Mill / Slow Learner / Here Comes The Rain
1995 CD ROUNDER CD 0318 (US) TOGETHER - LAURIE LEWIS & KATHY KALLICK - Going Up On The Mountain / Just Like Rain / Is The Blue Moon Still Shining / Don't You See That Train / Hideaway / The Touch Of The Master's Hand / Lost John / Maverick / That Dawn The Day You Left Me / Count Your Blessings / Little Annie / Don't Leave Your Little Girl All Alone / Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
11/1995 CD ROUNDER CD 0340 (US) THE OAK AND THE LAUREL - LAURIE LEWIS & TOM ROZUM - My Dixie Darlin' / The Oak And The Laurel / Texas Girl / My Baby Came Back / Sleepy Eyes / Millionaire / Teardrops Falling In The Snow / The Lighthouse / Sleepy-Eyed John / Tom And Jerry / So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) / Clark And Hazel / Poor Country Boy / Dream Of A Home
07/1997 CD ROUNDER CD 0400 (US) EARTH & SKY - SONGS OF LAURIE LEWIS - Girlfriend, Guard Your Heart / Green Fields / Don't Get Too Close / Love Chooses You / Texas Bluebonnets / Fine Line / Old Friend / The Maple's Lament / The Bear Song / The Light / The Point Of No Return / Restless Rambling Heart / I'd Be Lost Without You / The Hills Of My Home / Haven Of Mercy / Magic Light
10/1998 CD ROUNDER CD 0428 (US) SEEING THINGS - Blue Days, Sleepness Nights / The Refugee / Visualize / Kiss Me Before I Die / Let The Bird Go Free / Bane And Balm / I'll Take Back My Heart / Tattoo / Angel On His Shoulder / Manzanar / The Blackest Crow 
09/1999 CD ROUNDER 0461 (US) LAURIE LEWIS & HER BLUEGRASS PALS - Tall Pines / Stepping Stones / Blow, Big Wind / Going To The West / When I Get Home / Black Waters / Big Eddy / Acony Bell / Wind At Play / Weevily Wheat / Hard Luck And Trouble / The Wood Thrush's Song / Beyond The River Bend
01/2000 CD SIGNATURE SOUNDS SIG 1251 (US) WINTER'S GRACE - LAURIE LEWIS & TOM ROZUM - The Messenger / The Snowy Road / If We Make It Through December / Earth Moves In A Mysterious Way / Wassail Song / The Gift / Christmas Time's A-Comin' / Hot Buttered Rum / Heiligste Nacht / Wintergrace / Cold Frosty Morning 
03/2003 CD SPRUCE AND MAPLE SMM 2002 (US) BIRDSONG - Bird In The Wood / Tell Me True / The Wood Thrush's Song / When The Night Bird Sings / Singing Bird / Let The Bird Go Free / Haven Of Mercy / Acony Bell / Solitary Singer / Little Birds / The Blackest Crow
07/2004 CD HIGH TONE HCD 8167 (US) GUEST HOUSE - LAURIE LEWIS & TOM ROZUM - Willie Poor Boy / Since You Went Away / Bad Seed / Tramps And Hawkers / Alaska / O My Malissa - How Old Are You? / My Heart's Own Love / Old Dan Tucker / Scars From An Old Love / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Quiet Hills / Just A Lie / Wild Rose Of The Mountain - The Devil Chased Me Around The Stump
2004 CD DOG BOY SMM 2003 (US) WINTER'S GRACE - LAURIE LEWIS & TOM ROZUM - The Messenger / The Snowy Road / If We Make It Through December / Earth Moves In A Mysterious Way / Wassail Song / The Gift / Christmas Time's A-Comin' / Hot Buttered Rum / Heiligste Nacht / Wintergrace / Cold Frosty Morning 
01/2007 CD HIGH TONE HCD 8194 (US) THE GOLDEN WEST - LAURIE LEWIS & THE RIGHT HANDS - Your Eyes / Burley Coulter's Song For Kate Helen Branch / 99 Year Blues / Before The Sun Goes Down / Live Forever / Rank Stranger / Bury Me In Bluegrass / The Golden West / A Hand To Hold / River Under The Road / Hard Luck In Heaven / The Mourning Cloak / Goodbye Waltz
12/2008 CD SPRUCE AND MAPLE SMM 2004 (US) LIVE - LAURIE LEWIS & THE RIGHT HANDS - Alaska / Before The Sun Goes Down / Band Introductions / Just A Lie / Live Forever / Geraldine & Ruthie Mae / O My Melissa - How 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 Songs / Diamond Joe / Without My Walking Stick / Who Will Watch The Home Place? / Texas Bluebonnets 
06/2010 CD SPRUCE AND MAPLE SMM 2005 (US) BLOSSOMS - How Can I Keep From Singing? / Lark In The Morning / Chains Of Letters / Cool Your Jets / The Roughest Road / Burley Coulter's Song For Kate Helen Branch / Unfinished Life / Sophie's House / Beaver Creek / Return To The Fire / Here Today / Train Of Love / Tell Me True / Sirens

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