1035 W Chelten Ave, Phila PA, 19126
Instruments:Banjo, Guitar

Styles:Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Rock – Alternative, Blues
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:25 years
Rate:$40 / hr

Personal Statement

“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 to high-powered bluegrass!”
Gene Shay WXPN, Folk Alley, Sirius XM Satellite Radioer

Wanamaker Lewis is an extremely versatile musician.
He leads a Chicago Blues Band, A Classic Bluegrass Band and his newest project A Gypsy Swing/Americana Band. He also has given many concerts on solo guitar.
He was a member of The John Herald Band from 1976-1980-playing venues from The Greek Theatre in Berkely California to Carnegie Hall in New York.
He then formed The Lewis Brothers,Phila.’s premier bluegrass band. They have played Venues like The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Sellersville Theatre and many clubs in the North Eastern U.S.They toured Holland in 1988.

In 1999 Wanamaker Lewis followed his muse expanded to new musical areas-forming the Wanakaker Lewis Band a tight 4 piece Blues Band.They have thrilled audiences in venues like the Sellersville Theatre and State Street Blues Stroll.
Wanamaker Lewis’s newest project is The Philly Rhythm Kings. A Gypsy Swing/Americana band. Reaching into the the music of Django Reinhardt as well as American jazz and blues genres. They have played at The Spring Gulch festival and will be making their debut at The Sellersville Theatr co-billing with The Hot Club Of Cowtown.

The Blues band is an 4 piece ensemble consisting of guitar, harmonica, bass and drums.With Wanamaker on guitar and vocals and harp virtuoso Seth Holzman and a tight rhythm section these guys generate a lot of power and excitement with virtuoso soloing and “in the pocket” arrangements of classic Chicago Blues and more!

The Lewis Brothers have been Philadelphia’s best bluegrass band.




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