- Released: June 20, 1995
- Label: Rounder / Umgd
Entertainment Weekly - 7/28/95, p.63
"Fiddler/singer/songwriter Lewis and her Grant Street mandolinist-vocalist duet on a graceful album that mixes soft country and harder, banjo-happy bluegrass. At times reminiscent of Emmylou Harris' pairings with Ricky Skaggs..." - Rating: A
- 1.My Dixie Darlin'
- 2.The Oak and the Laurel
- 3.Texas Girl
- 4.My Baby Came Back
- 5.Sleepy Eyes
- 7.Teardrops Falling in the Snow
- 8.The Lighthouse
- 9.Sleepy-Eyed John / Tom And Jerry
- 10.So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
- 11.Clark and Hazel
- 12.Poor Country Boy
- 13.Dream of a Home
Personnel: Laurie Lewis (vocals, guitar, fiddle); Tom Rozum (vocals, guitar, mandolin, mandola); Mike Marshall (guitar, mandocello); Sally Van Meter, Peter McLaughlin, Nina Gerber (guitar); John Pedersen, Craig Smith (banjo); Darol Anger (cello); Daniel Steinberg (piano); Todd Phillips, Jerry Logan (bass).
Engineers: Tom Size, Gary Mankin, Jim Nunally.
Principally recorded at Tomland, Pacheco, California and Dave Wellhausen's Studio, San Francisco, California. Includes liner notes by Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum.
THE OAK AND THE LAUREL was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album.