Tom Rozum

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Tom Rozum (born January 21, 1951 in Connecticut) is a Northern California-based American bluegrass mandolinist and singer. He is best known for his long-time collaboration with partner Laurie Lewis.[1]

Music career[edit]

Originally from New England, Rozum moved to Berkeley from Arizona, where he played many kinds of traditional and original music with Summerdog and Flying South; and San Diego with the Rhythm Rascals. In 1986, he joined forces with Laurie Lewis as part of the original Grant Street Band.[2] He plays primarily mandolin, but is also an accomplished fiddle, mandola, and guitar player. Rozum has been part of the staff of Bluegrass at the Beach, a music camp held in August on the Oregon Coast led by Laurie Lewis, since 1992.

A long-time fixture on the Bay Area music scene, Rozum is best known for "The Oak and the Laurel," his 1996 Grammy-nominated album of duets with Laurie Lewis.[3] Rozum has also released a solo album "Jubilee" wherein he covers little-known country music by Merle Haggard, The Louvin Brothers and Bill Monroe interwoven with contemporary songs by David Olney and Mark Simos, among others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Selvin, Joel (February 14, 2010). "Laurie Lewis garners fans with grace, not glitz". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bluegrass, folk and country". Mail Tribune. April 6, 2007. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "For Eugene fans, a little folk music The Williamses and Laurie Lewis...". The Register-Guard. February 20, 2004. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 

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