Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick Sing the Songs of Vern and Ray Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick are stopping in Seattle on their tour to support their new CD "Laurie and Kathy Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray." Vern Williams and Ray Park both grew up in the Ozarks of Arkansas, about five miles away from each other, but never met until moving to central California in the 1950s. Their memorable live performances and recordings in the '60s and '70s largely formed the basis for the bluegrass repertoire in California, and they became powerful influences on many aspiring bluegrass musicians.Their intensity and integrity left no doubt that they were the Real Deal. Among those coming under the spell of Vern & Ray -- and playing in their bands on occasion -- were American roots music veterans Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick. They have been turning to Vern & Ray material since they began singing together in the mid-1970's, and dedicated their first duet album, Together (Rounder Records), to Vern and Ray. They now revisit these beloved songs for their newly-released (and long-awaited) second collaboration, LAURIE & KATHY SING THE SONGS OF VERN & RAY. Laurie and Kathy are joined by Laurie's bandmates in the Right Hands Tom Rozum (mandolin, vocals) and Patrick Sauber (banjo); and Seattle's favorite, Cary Black (bass, vocals), from the Kathy Kallick Band. There's something special about witnessing two contemporary masters returning to their personal roots in such a public way. LAURIE & KATHY SING THE SONGS OF VERN & RAY is a new classic, exploring and transforming early influences on an album that is as intimate and contemporary as it is universal and historical, a wonderful reminder that sometimes the best way to go someplace new is to remember where you've come from. Tickets are $20, ($2 discount for members,students and seniors), $10 for youth. Day of show tickets at the door are $2 more. March 7th, 7:30 PM, 6532 Phinney Ave N (Lower Brick Building).Save
The Redwood Mountain Faire is an all-day, family event with music on two stages, arts, crafts and more. The purpose of the Faire is to bring people together in the beautiful San Lorenzo Valley to celebrate community, showcase arts and music, and raise funds for diverse local non-profits and service organizations. Utilizing over 350 volunteers annually, the event has no paid staff. All proceeds are focused back into the community. Since its revival in 2010, the Redwood Mountain Faire has raised over $139,000 for non-profit organizations throughout Santa Cruz County.Tickets Save
Bio: Legend is not always loud. Particularly in the beneath-the-radar substreams of American folk music and bluegrass, it is bestowed more by whispered word-of-mouth, over years and decades, than by the hurried hype and ballyhoo of the pop mainstream. You can't measure Laurie Lewis's 30-year career wi...See Full Bio
The Right Hands and I will be playing next weekend (Oct 5th) at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Should be a great show!