LAURIE LEWIS & THE RIGHT HANDS / PHIL ROSENTHAL at East Rock Concert Series at mActivity in New Haven, Connecticut
Fernando Pinto Presents: Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands / Phil Rosenthal
at East Rock Concert Series at mActivity in New Haven,
Sunday February 17. 2019
Tickets $20.Adv. $25.
Doors 6:30/ showtime 7pm
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Bluegrass doesnt get any better than Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands. Shes Berkeleys own, shes won the International Bluegrass Music Association award for Female Vocalist of the Year multiple times, not to mention a Grammy for her contribution to True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe, and her Right Hands are about as talented as a band has a right to be. Laurie sings and plays guitar and fiddle. Tom Rozum sings, swaps jokes, and plays mandolin, mandola, and guitar, Patrick Sauber plays banjo, Brandon Godman plays fiddle, and Sam Grisman plays bass. If youve never heard them before, you need to hear them as soon as you can. And if youve already heard them, chances are you want to hear them again. Singout! calls Laurie one of the leading lights of American acoustic music, a genuine national treasure, and Country Standard Time says that she has recorded some of the finest folk-inspired music of the past three decades.
+ Phil Rosenthal
Phil Rosenthal is a nationally renowned singer, songwriter, recording artist and record producer. For many years the lead singer and guitarist in the popular bluegrass group The Seldom Scene, he is also highly respected for his instrumental skills on banjo and mandolin.
A native of Guilford, CT, Phil began his professional career in the 1970's as mandolin player and singer in the New England-based bluegrass bands Apple Country and Old Dog. In 1977, he joined The Seldom Scene, travelling widely with the group throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan, including appearances at the Grand Old Opry and the White House. He recorded seven albums with the band, receiving a Grammy nomination for his work on Scene 20 . In 1986, he left the group in order to run American Melody, a recording company founded with wife Beth Sommers, devoted to producing bluegrass and folk music for children and families. The label's 22 releases thus far feature Phil and a variety of other noted performers, and have won many awards from the Parents' Choice Foundation, the American Library Association, and other organizations.
Phil is also a successful songwriter whose original compositions have been recorded by many artists including Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. In 1994, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts appointed him official Connecticut State Troubadour.
Phil performs currently as a soloist, and in the trio The Rosenthals with his daughter Naomi Sommers and son Daniel Rosenthal.
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