Apr 7, 2015
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Laurie Lewis, the bluegrass legend and Grammy Award winner, will perform with her band, the Right Hands, in Point Richmond on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The singer-songwriter will be performing alongside accomplished musicians including longtime collaborator Tom Rozum. Veteran singer-songwriter Richard Brandenburg will open the show, which takes place at First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina Ave., and is part of the Point Richmond Acoustic series.

Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 when purchased online. Organizers suggest folks purchase their tickets online here, as the show will likely sell out.

Lewis is popularly known for having performed on the Grammy-award winning album “True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe.” She also performed on the 1999 Grammy-nominated Ralph Stanley & Friends’ release “Clinch Mountain Country.”

She has twice been named female vocalist of the year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

It is Lewis’ third time playing at Point Richmond Acoustic. In her biography, however, Lewis fondly recalls “just letting go in some smoky bar in Point Richmond” back when she played stand-up bass and sang traditional jazz with Dick Oxtot’s Golden Age Jazz Band, a group spanning three decades that had also included the late crooner Janis Joplin.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.