KGNU Presents - Laurie Lewis at Chautauqua Community House on April 7, 2023
Doors 7:30/Show 8:00; All Ages. For nearly four decades, Laurie Lewis has gathered fans and honors for her powerful and emo- tive voice and her versatile, dynamic songwriting. She is a sought-after recording producer and an equally skilled teacher and mentor. And she is an inspiration and a ground-breaker – across genres, across geography and across gender barriers. Laurie has shown us how a woman can blend into any part of the classic bluegrass singing trio, and she showed us how a great voice could move fluidly between bluegrass and other types of music. She showed us how a female fiddler could emulate the strength and grit of the early bluegrass musicians. She has shown how a Californian can appeal to traditional bluegrass audi- ences, as well as winning acclaim in the worlds of Americana and folk music.She has shown us how to lead bands of talented musicians – learning from them while helping them make their best music. And she has shown us how to thrive in a constantly changing musical environment – without ever sacrificing her art.