Talking Story with Grammy Award Winner Laurie Lewis

The late American musician Bill Monroe said that bluegrass music has brought together more people and made more friends than any other type of music in the world. At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu welcomes Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum back to the stage.

Lewis and Rozum are regarded by many to be among some of the best bluegrass artists in the country.

Lewis, a songwriter, fiddler, vocalist, teacher and producer, grew up in Berkeley, California. Her father was an accomplished flute player who encouraged his children to play a musical instrument. However, after a bad experience with piano at the tender age of 7, and six years of classical violin, Lewis almost gave up music altogether until she discovered the Berkeley Folk Festival.

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