The Hattie Lewis Band,a family band Made in America started in 2004 with Jodie (Lewis) Smith as the lead singer and (Daddy) Rob Lewis along with (Uncle) Tom McGinley on the guitar and conga drums. These musicians worked hard to put together a set for their first gig in July of 2005 on the shores of Lake Ontario at Schinook Harbor. From there they played their way across Cayuga County until October 2006 when Jodie, the lead singer, decided it was time to move on and get married changing her title to Army Wife! Her sister, Jolean (Lewis) Bliss decided it was time to do her part and help keep the band together. The newest member of the Hattie Lewis Band picked up right where they left off and then some. A new mix of covers gave way for the need to add some base. Rob and Tom stepped up to the plate and found a new love for an instrument changing back and forth on guitar. Still the need for some percussion Jolean took on an added roll of utilizing the old childhood toy a Casio organ and its many rhythms and tempos leaving the congas in the back corner for now. Up until 2012 this group gathered a following not just for their music but for the entertainment it delivers. A new chapter in the band's story brings back sister Jodie from her travels as an Army wife. Another tour of duty for her husband she decides to come home to wait it out along with some inspired originals we know were sent from above. Excited about a new direction for the band and yet another missing link, dear old friend of the family, Jeff Roth adds a sweet sounding mandolin to this new mix. Harmony between sisters, brand new soul filled originals, instrumental fusion, hat attach fan followers, an open window to the world should bring harmony to all it's listeners. To find out a little more about the Hattie Lewis Band check out our website, www.hattielewisband.com, or like us on Facebook. If you have any questions please contact us via email at email@example.com or even better right here on Reverb.
Who are we & what do we do:
Jolean Bliss - Lead & harmony vocals, percussion
Jodie Smith - Lead & harmony vocals, writer & composer
Rob Lewis - Guitar & Bass
Tom McGinley - Guitar & Bass
Jeff Roth - Mandolin & Guitar