Lehto and Wright
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Lehto and Wright

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""The Thrashing Machine and Other Stories""

... Thrashing Machine delivers... a huge thumbs up... - Folk Roots

""A Game of Chess""

... among North America's best practitioners of Anglo-Celtic folk-rock. ...wonderfully intricate, powerful guitar-driven music... - Dirty Linen

""A Game of Chess""

... the cutting edge of folk rock... - The Green Man Review

""A Game of Chess""

... inspired and meticulous playing... Lehto and Wright are consummate purveyors of classic British and Celtic Folk Rock... - Shite 'N' Onions

""The Further Adventures of Darling Cory""

... Lehto and Wright produce a tight, seasoned yet compact sound, offering a fresh blast of inventive folk-rock American style. - Folk Roots

""The Further Adventures of Darling Cory""

... another mighty collection of well-chosen British and American songs and dance tunes... highly recommended. - Dirty Linen

""The Further Adventures of Darling Cory""

... a spirited and aggressive style... played with an intuitive sharpness... this album is a benchmark that will influence others. - The Green Man Review

""The Further Adventures of Darling Cory""

... very powerful... a real gem. - Folkworld

""The Further Adventures of Darling Cory""

... skillful use of electric and acoustic guitars... a fullness of sound that does justice to the tradition of the songs while redefining them. - Rambles

""Ye Mariners All""

... a brilliant collection... fascinating, creative music. - Dirty Linen


"Ye Mariners All"-(2000) New Folk Records
"The Further Adventures of Darling Cory" -(2002) New Folk Records
"A Game of Chess" -(2004) New Folk Records
"The Thrashing Machine and Other Stories" -(2005) New Folk Records
"Live at the Focal Point" -(2006) New Folk Records
Multiple spins from various radio stations, domestic and international (350 radio stations serviced).



Lehto and Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the Irish, English and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar based arrangements, Lehto and Wright have taken a fresh approach to the world of Folk and Folk Rock.
Lehto and Wright perform either as an all acoustic duo, or, with the addition of Matt Jacobs on Drums and percussion, a tastefully electric Celtic Rock trio. As a duo, John Wright and Steve Lehto perform al the same material as with Jacobs, only in an acoustic "unplugged" setting. From American spirituals to Irish tune sets, their accomplished twin guitar/mandolin approach has all the intensity and power as the trio with half the volume. As a trio, Lehto and Wright push the boundaries of Celtic Rock utilizing all the tools of a rock band to achieve the effect of a six-piece band with three musicians. With either line up, John Wright and Steve Lehto offer an exciting live performance of traditional and contemporary folk music with an eclectic twist.