Bluegrass On The Rogue–From Laurie Lewis

Image634801145831262474While the rest of the country is sweltering under the hottest temperatures on record, Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum have been spending much of the summer in the cool Northwest.

Laurie updated us on her recent river raft trip down the Rogue River*;

“Our Rogue River trip was, for the most part, decidedly chilly and wet, with two amazing thunderstorms. Both of them hit after we were safely in camp, with our tents all pitched and tarps spread over the communal area, so we could enjoy the light show and downpour in relative comfort.”

Laurie says they were treated to an abundance of wildlife sightings along the river corridor including black bears, mink and bald eagles The Rogue River corridor was so verdant during the trip, she says, “it almost hurt the eyes!”


Almost every summer Laurie and Tom invite bluegrass and acoustic pickers and fans to join them on their river excursions.  This trip occurred July 17-20.   They typically bring a guitar, mandolin, and a fiddle for their own use, and guests are encouraged to bring their own instruments to play along.  Usually around January of each year we’ll get details of the upcoming trip(s).  Be watching here for that news.


*The Rogue River in southwestern Oregon in the United States flows about 215 miles in a generally westward direction from the Cascade Range to the Pacific Ocean. Known for its salmon runs, whitewater rafting, and rugged scenery, it was one of the original eight rivers named in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.

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