The Brothers Lekas
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The Brothers Lekas

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Nov
03
The Brothers Lekas @ Beale Street

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

Sep
06
The Brothers Lekas @ Beckett's

Berkeley, California, USA

Berkeley, California, USA

Aug
21
The Brothers Lekas @ El Rincon

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

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The Brothers Lekas have won Relix Magazine's Jam Off for thier Feburary Issue. For more information please see www.thebrotherslekas.com - TBL


RadioIndy Review of your It Ain't Free CD
"It Ain't Free" is a CD of strong, visual songwriting accompanied by a tasteful mix of acoustic instruments. The sound is very raw and real. One of the strengths of the CD is that its relatively simple production highlights the natural sounds of the instruments and allows the songwriting to shine through. "Walking in Circles" and "Quicksand" are excellent tracks with strong songwriting that includes visual and meaningful lyrics, and a beautiful arrangement of guitars and mandolins. "One Step At a Time" is an Americana tune with a catchy, foot-stomping chorus. If you enjoy singer/songwriter-style modern folk music, you will enjoy this CD. Pick up a copy today! - RadioIndy.com


an Francisco Bands: The Brothers Lekas
Posted by Kathryn
April 11, 2007
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As I sat down to write what I wanted to write about The Brothers Lekas, I kept wanting to refer to them as “the band” and I kept having to correct myself. Because technically, these guys aren’t a “band”, they’re a duo comprised of – you guessed it – two brothers. But between the two of them, Mark and Erik Lekas play so many instruments that they create a full, rich sound that makes it seem as if they have a whole band behind them instead of just the talents of the two of them creating that music. Their genre is a folk rock flavor that’s more rock than folk in terms of multi-instrumental energy but more folk than rock in the sense that they use instruments heard regularly in country and bluegrass music.

The Brothers Lekas play acoustic music which makes use of their years of training in guitar, bass, cello, mandolin, piano and even bouzouki. Their first CD, It Ain’t Free, was released at the end of 2006. It’s a ten-track album which takes reflective lyrics sung mostly by Erik (although Mark’s voice rings clear on “Song of My Own”) and pairs them with observations about life in general and the bigger picture of nature to create a story which is woven from song to song. If the lyrics are the story, the instrumentals are the pictures which help the listener to better understand the words being shared. So, when you hear that “it’s been weeks and not days” (“Quicksand”), you know that time has passed but when you hear the lines punctuated with the piano, you really understand the impact of the emotion being described. One could stand alone without the other but each contributes to the total experience. Incidentally, the songs I’ve mentioned here, which happen to be my favorites off of the CD, aren’t on their MySpace page but the four songs that are (”Forgiveness”, “Wishing You Around”, “Walking In Circles” and the title track) all exhibit this same combination of strong lyrics fused with impressive instrumentals.


The Brothers Lekas play next in San Francisco on May 12th at Cafe International in The Haight. The show is free and all ages. In addition to this work that they’re doing together, they play with Steve Strehler in the psychedelic jam band In Rare Form which has been part of the San Francisco music scene since the turn of the milennium. - Kathryn


Discography

The Brothers Lekas, "It ain't Free" 2006 LP
KLSX, WBFR, WKNC, WQFS, WQNR, WMNF, WRUW, WSGE, KDVS, KCSB, KGNU, WDST, WSUM, KFPA, WHRV,KPIG, KSUF, Stanford Radio. Working on a radio campagin of online and broadcast radio.
Rhapsody, Emusic, Yahoo Music, Itunes. Mozokia Radio, Radio Fly, Real Radio.

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The Brothers Lekas have been living music together since a young age. Growing up with a passion for performing live music the brothers have taken on their duo project with full force. With a debut CD released for the summer the brothers are poised to influence many folk acoustic fans with their new sound. The sound is unique in instrumentation drawing sounds from many genre's (folk/bluegrass/americana/rock/blues). The melodies are driven from the skillful playing of Mark Lekas with both brothers contributing distinctive vocals that draw many listeners.

Just this year (2007) the Brothers Lekas has opened for Jake Shimabakuro and the legendary Radiators.