Spencer Lewis plays the Ransom Tavern solo.
Spencer is a purveyor of reflective instrumental folk grooves and a singer-songwriter who combines old time motifs and his own folk that rocks. His signature sound combines the precision of the acoustic guitar with the sustained elegance of the violin that he performs on stage by the live-looping of guitar and violin overdubs. This method of live-looping allows him to move in unpredictable directions, often spontaneously, drawing upon the varied compositions he has amassed from his internationally known 26-album catalog. All of his music, including links to You Tube, Soundcloud and other exclusive material, can be found on his web site http://www.spencerlewismusic.com.
“Vermont has a poet laureate, so why not a music laureate?
I propose Spencer Lewis”
- Maria Buteux Reade, Edible Green Mountains (Fall/ Winter’15)
“A terrifically gifted guitarist and violinist. Lewis crafts inviting rustic soundscapes - Americana for the new-age set.”
– Dan Bolles, Seven Days
“As a fiddler in the old time tradition, his ‘97 release his Lighter Than Fancy reveals Lewis to be an inventive, serendipitous writer of old-time fiddle tunes with melodies that are as timeless as any they emulate.”
-Pamela Polston, Seven Days