The Lewis Brothers

Bluegrass Band from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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If you want the real thing-Authentic exciting, classic bluegrass music then you've come to the right place! The Lewis Brothers are Philadelphia's best known bluegrass band.They have been together since 1985. In that time, they have developed a highly polished, classic bluegrass sound-complete with tight vocal harmonies and some of the most exciting instrumentals in the area.They have shared the stage with greats like Dailey and Vincent, J.D.Crowe and the New South, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. As a member of the John Herald Band, Wanamaker Lewis shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Ritchie Havens, Doc Watson and many more.The Lewis Brothers bring high energy and complete professionalism to every event.You will not be disappointed!!

Here's what Gene Shay of WXPN and emcee of the Philadelphia Folk Festival has to say about Wanamaker Lewis:

"Wanamaker Lewis has to be the best banjo picker to come out of Philadelphia in ages. His guitar work is always top notch and the extreme talent and musical excitement he displays on stage is legendary. No doubt about it---Wanamaker Lewis is a master player and vibrant band leader from swing to blues !"
Gene Shay WXPN, Folk Alley, Sirius XM Satellite Radio , MC Philadelphia Folk Festival

Here's what Lisa Rich of The Trenton Times wrote on May 25th 2012:

When you see him on stage, you might as well call him master.

Wanamaker Lewis is known as one of the most talented banjo players to come out of the tristate area. His level of skill goes beyond mastery into the ranks of the Jedi.

Tomorrow night, he and his blues band are coming to Triumph Brewing Co. in New Hope, Pa.

As a musician and songwriter, Lewis is versatile and varied. He leads his blues band, a bluegrass group and his newest project, which focuses on Gypsy swing and Americana.

The tight four-piece band featured tomorrow has been around for more than a decade, and it shows. Attendees can expect high-energy, seductive rhythms, and a whole lot of soul with an ensemble of guitar, harmonica, bass and drums (Lewis is on guitar and vocals).

The focus: not only arrangements of classic Chicago blues, but modern spins on the classics as well.
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Wedding Reception

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The Lewis Brothers Band are extremely talented musicians. We felt lucky to have them play our wedding. My only wish was that more people had been dancing, and that we had more time to dance with them, too! Before the big day, I requested that they play some familiar tunes as well as some John Hartford. They played my favorite John Hartford song and I got to dance to it with my husband - it was an amazing moment I won't forget! My only recommendation to other clients is to discuss the timing explicitly before making an agreement - we had some miscommunication about how long the band would play. Otherwise a good experience, thanks guys!

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The Lewis Brothers’s Response:

Glad the clients appreciated the level of musicianship of The Lewis Brothers! We are a little surprised as to a slightly lower rating on special requests as we went out of our way to do Beatles, John Hartford, Elvis and more! There was some discussion as to how long the band was to play and I didn't realize they wanted 4 hours of straight music -an amount of time I would have had to charge more for. This was discussed before the event and there was seeming agreement on both sides-in fact we were giving a schedule to which we adhered to very closely. There were nothing but glowing comments from guests and family alike throughout the course of the event!

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The Lewis Brothers were great! Everyone loved them and they were a wonderful addition to our company picnic.

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The Lewis Brothers’s Response:

Thanks so much Jeremy!! It was so much fun playing for you and your guests! Glad everyone enjoyed it!

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Wanamaker Lewis & Co. are great. Their performance was excellent and my guests really enjoyed it. I'm very pleased with having chosen this group for a bluegrass type experience.

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2017
Sep
23
Wedding Reception
Phoenixville, PA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Aug
18
Corporate Function
Chestertown, MD
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
Feb
28
Birthday Party (Adult)
Philadelphia, PA
9:00 PM - 9:15 PM
2014
Oct
4
Wedding
Zionsville, PA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2014
Sep
20
Wedding Reception
Stroudsburg, PA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2011
Sep
25
Festival
Baltimore, MD
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Please note The Lewis Brothers will also travel to Langhorne, Trevose, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Feasterville Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Beverly, Croydon, Holland, Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Levittown, Riverside, Riverton, Bristol, Elkins Park, Hatboro, Palmyra, Richboro, Warminster, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Burlington, Glenside, Willingboro, Dresher, Fairless Hills, Horsham, Moorestown.
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