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Opening for the great Albert Cummings
Bio: "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 ...See Full Bio
“ [ blues/folk ] Wanamaker Lewis is best known as the banjo-playing leader of local bluegrassers the Lewis Brothers, but there’s not a banjo in earshot on the new self-titled/self-released album by the Wanamaker Lewis Band. His electric guitar takes the lead on most cuts, backed by a tight blues quartet that radiates good times with the accent on the uptempo. Slow dancers may want to run the Little Walter classic “Sad Hours” on repeat, stretched to over seven minutes of Seth Holzman’s extraordinary blues harmonica and Lewis’ pensive picking. This is dreamy stuff. —Mary Armstrong”
Ask Wanamaker Lewis anything...
Q: Who is your biggest influence as a musician?
A: Too many to say but here's a short list: From earliest to latest- Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Buddy Guy, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, BB King, Albert King, Freddie King, Magic Sam, Ronnie Earl
Asked by Queen of Bohemia Productions. Answered on Thu Feb 14 2013All Questions