Tribute to the Travelin’ Lady: Rosalie Sorrels!
Album Release Concert
Friday, Sept 8
Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm
Advance tickets: $35.00 for Show + CD, $15.00 Show only
Day of Show: $40 Show + CD, $18.00 Show only
All seating assigned
Tickets at: egyptiantheatre.net/events/
Laurie Lewis, Nina Gerber, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Bill Coffey & His Cash Money Cousins, Belinda Bowler with Foothills School 2nd grade class, Steve Fulton, Ben Burdick & Amy Rose, Steve Eaton, Frim Fram Fellas, The Giant Leprechauns, Dan Costello, Kayleigh Jack, Rebecca Scott, Coberly, Towne and Day, Catherine Merrick of a.k.a Belle, The Divas of Boise!
Berkeley, CA., native, Laurie Lewis is a vocalist, songwriter, champion fiddler, and topnotch bandleader with nearly 20 albums to her credit. She has won a Grammy and twice been named Female Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Billboard praised her ability to “successfully walk the high wire above esoteric country, combining elements of bluegrass and pure country to form her own seamless mix.” Sing Out! magazine stated, “It’s not too much of a stretch to suggest that if the Americana format wasn’t invented for her, it should have been.” And American folk music icon Utah Phillips boiled it down even further, asserting: “Whatever country music is supposed to be, she’s at the center of it.” laurielewis.com
One of the finest instrumentalists in the business, Nina Gerber has the unique ability to completely free herself within an eclectic range of styles. She has performed and/or recorded on her own and with Kate Wolf, Karla Bonoff, Peter Rowan, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown, Lucy Kaplansky, Mollie O'Brien, Dave Alvin, Rosalie Sorrels, Laurie Lewis, Terry Garthwaite and many others. Her soulful enhancement of their music easily explains why several of those artists returned the favor by appearing on Nina’s Not Before Noon and Nina Gerber Live: Good Music with Good People. ninagerber.com
The concert will also feature videos accompanying Tom Russell's Pork & Roast & Poetry and Laurie Lewis’s rendition of My Last Go Round.
An All-Star cast will join the Divas of Boise on stage to end the show.
A vast group of friends, fans and family of folksinger Rosalie Sorrels have completed a 4-CD album honoring the legacy of the internationally known singer-songwriter and storyteller. “Tribute to the Travelin’ Lady: Rosalie Sorrels” will hit independent record stores and will be available for purchase online across the country in September, 2017.
“Rosalie is a true legend. This labor of love dedicated to her incredible legacy has been in the works for over four years. Thanks to all those committed to carrying on her song and story, this Tribute is a work of art both musically and artistically“, says producer and performer Rocci Johnson, who produced the CD tribute.
Rosalie Sorrels passed away on June 11 of this year. She was a vivid storyteller, passionate songwriter, singer, teacher and activist, who wrote, collected and performed music for nearly six decades. She was born in Boise into a family of storytellers, journalists, and farmers. In the early 1960s, she left her husband and took her five children to drive across the country performing and raising her voice for social justice.
To honor her legacy, 44 musicians and bands from around the country and here in Idaho, among them, eight Grammy winners and nine Grammy nominees, have recorded her songs for this CD set, including Loudon Wainwright, III; Peter Rowan; Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Eliza Gilkyson, Peggy Seeger, Laurie Lewis, Eilen Jewell, Bill Coffey, Muzzie Braun, John Németh and Belinda Bowler. Some, including Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith and Tom Russell, have recorded their own songs written about Rosalie. The opening song, “Pork Roast & Poetry” by Tom Russell, is a poignant telling of an evening spent at Rosalie’s cabin in Grimes Creek, Idaho, cooking, eating, drinking wine and telling stories.
The CD box set is gorgeous, designed to resemble Rosalie’s scrapbook that traveled with her and her children as Rosalie crossed the country collecting songs, writing and performing music and collaborating with fellow musicians. The box cover features artwork by nationally known artist Ward Hooper and the 36-page booklet designed by Jim Hadley is filled with photos, memorabilia, musicians’ bios and quotes about their friendships with Rosalie.
Funding Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/Rosaliesorrels