We are putting a very special order in for Tshirts just for you during the holidays so place your orders on www.lewisbrothersband.com. Thanks everyone for another great year. We couldn't do it with out your support . We are currenlty putting together all of our material for our 3rd album. If you have any good leads for shows or merch ideas just send me our way.
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Note: No toilets were harmed for this photo. Also someone out there from Wilmington, Ohio..email us so I can get your shirts to you.
Come out and see us this weekend.
October 4th Oktoberfest in Beaver, Ohio @ 8pm Main Stage
October 5th Casa Cantina in Athens, Ohio @ 10pm -2am Jen Miller Opener
October 6th Ace Adventure Resort Oak Hill WV @ 8:30pm till Midnight
Lewis Brothers on the Loose
July 20th Friday 8pm Greenfield, Ohio Wheels of Progress
July 21st Saturday 10pm Findlay, Ohio Nino's Bar and Grill
July 22nd Sunday 2pm Painesville, Ohio Party in the Park
Aug 3rd The Ugly Dog Pub Highlands, NC
Aug 4th The Ugly Dog Pub Highlands, NC
Make your way out and give us a shout.
We've just received another shipment of CDs! B*llocks is back in stock and ready to ship (or pick one up at any of our shows). Also, check out our merchandise page to see several other new items recently added, including our new CD Folk & Camp Fire Songs, as well as complementary (not complimentary) shirts.
Well folks, its official. Ya'll bought each and every copy of the first run of our album " Bollocks"! Thank you so much for all your support. We will be releasing our new project this spring followed by a few more tricks up our sleeves. In the meantime, if anyone still needs a copy of "Bollocks" it is available through itunes and CDBaby till we print some more. We hear it goes great with eggnog and mistletoe. ;)
Hope to see ya'll soon. Don't forget to make your reservations for our New Year's Eve show . We hear the rooms are going fast.
We take off this Friday to head to the south to visit old to make new friends along the way. We start at Ace Rafting at the New River Gorge. We are heading back to the Blue Plate Special in Knoxville to do a show on July 7th and to check it out go to http://www.wdvx.com/programs/blueplate.html
Here is what the press is saying....Now come out to a show and hang with us..
“This weekend was one of Fayetteville WV’s finest for music. The Lewis Brothers out of Chillicothe Ohio came to town to play at the White Water Lounge just off of route 19 in Fayetteville. There style of music is rockabilly with what sounds like a touch of bluegrass splashed with a hint of jazz. In-between sets they would switch out instruments with each other and played with such energy that the crowd was dancing at their tables, around the bar and on the dance floor. At one point in the night Russell Lewis was playing the stand up bass across his knee in the floor. It was soon taken out onto the dance floor and played with the dancing crowd by Jeff Lewis while the rest of band played just as wildly, and much to the delight of the crowd! The sound, singing and rhythm stayed perfect through it all. The Lewis Brothers blew the crowd away with there wonderful harmony, energetic playing, love of the crowd and general all over good natured personalities. They are truly a must see band! ”
Autumn Iams - Fayetteville Local Music Examiner
“It started out a typical Wednesday, but things soon changed. Upon entering Southern Komfort Karaoke Bar and Grill, I knew things would be different this evening. First off, there was a band playing instead of the usual karaoke crowd. I hoped for the best and it only better. On the stage was the Lewis Brothers Band. Composed of Richard, Russell P. and Jeff Lewis, accompanied by their percussionist Dennis Foreman, the band began their set with a folk gospel song. From there they went into a wide variety of selections ranging from bluegrass to rock. The band played several sets, swapping instruments among themselves, among those a stand up bass, mandolin, banjo and guitars. Their sound was delightful and energizing. They call their style anything from electric folk to country, rock and general “hillbillery.” ”
Walt Dunn - Lewis County Herald
Walt wrote a very nice article on us playing down at Southern Komfort Bar and Grille in Hohenwald, Tennessee (about an hour outside of Nashville). Thanks Walt! We hope to be back.
Lewis Brothers Wow Lewis County
By Walton Dunn, Staff Writer
Lewis County Herald, Hohenwald, Tennessee
It started out a typical Wednesday, but things soon changed. Upon entering Southern Komfort Karaoke Bar and Grill, I knew things would be different this evening. First off, there was a band playing instead of the usual karaoke crowd. I hoped for the best and it only got better.
This Thursday (July 15) at noon we will be playing from a live studio at Knoxville's WDVX Blue Plate Special program. Show is about half an hour, so don't be late!
Big thanks to Chris Balusik for the awesome article in the paper. You can read it online here, or pasted down below.
Local band kicks off 14-city tour
Lewis Brothers set to expand reach beyond Appalachia
BY CHRIS BALUSIK • The Gazette Staff • July 8, 2010
After just a few minutes of talking with the four members of the Chillicothe-based band Lewis Brothers, it comes as no surprise that the 12 original tracks on the band's debut album were collaborative writing efforts.
After all, put Russell, Rich and Jeff Lewis and Dennis Foreman in a room together, and it won't be long before they are finishing each other's thoughts and sentences.
That's been part of the band's regional artistic success, which its members hope will expand outside the borders of Appalachia during a 14-city tour launching at Chillicothe's Swanky Goat downtown Friday night.
"For the most part, I think someone will introduce a song that they've been working on and we shape it as a group," Rich said.
"That's the coolest thing," Foreman added. "Instead of it just being their song, like he said, the shaping part, everyone gets to be involved."
For example, Rich recalls one song Jeff had concocted in his mind as falling into the rock genre. Dennis heard the song and suggested it would come off better as in a swing style. With some additional work and collaboration, that's what it became.
"Just like that, the song shifted, and it's still still one of our more popular songs today," Rich said.
Lewis Brothers, which has quickly become a fixture at several area night spots and events, is the product of both family ties and those of the musical variety. Raised around music, three of the band's four members previously performed with other area music groups. When the time was right for them to come together almost two years ago, their previous visibility from other bands helped the new group gain access to local performance venues more quickly than a regular startup band might be able to.
The band took advantage of the opportunities, first playing primarily in front of friends and family and eventually establishing a broader fan base. The CD release, with its 12 original tracks and one traditional song, comes in part because of requests from that growing fan base.
Getting the band's debut album ready for public consumption was about a six-month process, from the original recording sessions done in a homemade studio in a barn across from the former Don's IGA to the mixing and mastering of the tracks and the creation of the album artwork. Rich said the group was deliberate with its debut and wasn't about to rush it.
"We wanted to do it to the point of being very proud of it," he said. "I think all of us are extremely proud of it."
That's not to say the process didn't have hiccups.
"We thought we had everything ready and thought, 'wow, we might have them ready by this day' because we wanted to sell them early, but they had a flood in Nashville, and that's where we were having it mastered at," Dennis said. "We couldn't catch a break there, they had water in the studio."
While each of the band members said they don't have a specific instrumental role in the group -- each plays several instruments and contributes to vocals -- Dennis is perhaps the most active in the promotional end of its operations. His work on the phones played a big role in lining up the tour covering 14 cities in 16 days, starting with Friday's Chillicothe performance.
Other cities on the tour include Muncie, Ind.; Louisville, Frankfort and Lexington, Ky.; Knoxville and just outside Nashville, Tenn.; Greensboro, Wilmington and Asheville, N.C.; North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Roanoke and Durham, Va.; and Fayetteville, W.Va. During the stop in Knoxville, Dennis said the group would be a "Blue Plate Special," in which a local National Public Radio station will film the band and put members on live radio.
The band is looking forward to the tour for several reasons, including the chance to play some new venues and freshen up the act -- something it will do when performing locally by sometimes switching up the instruments used to perform certain songs. It is not, however, seeing the CD and tour as the first step toward any sort of future stardom.
"I don't think any of us have delusions of making a million dollars," Rich said. "I don't think our goal is to be conquerors of the world, but I don't want to sell ourselves short, either."
"What we did was made a piece of art," Dennis said. "We just want people to appreciate our art.
"Whatever happens from now on, we have a piece of artwork out there, and that's pretty cool."
Just because the bar is closed, doesn't mean we can't play!
A local favorite bar, The Sherman Haus, unfortunately had a fire many years ago and has since set vacant in downtown Chillicothe. Recently, a couple purchased the historic building and are turning it into a private home. Lewis Brothers got access to the space a few days before the demolition to do a photoshoot and have one last concert in the outdoor Bier Garden.
Below are some behind-the-scenes photos as well as the link to the Youtube video!
Lewis Brothers - In Particular Youtube Video