We play original Americana and Roots Rock style songs and covers from fellow Texas artists. Think Melissa Etheridge and Johnny Cash, with Stevie Ray's guitar and family harmonies and you have The Laven sound.
The Lavens are a family band from San Antonio, Texas with regular gigs and a growing fan base. Andreas and Jana have played in bands for the last 20 years. Son Niko has progressed from a 16 year old blues drummer with an awesome group of teen musicians to a singer/songwriter lead guitarist that can stand alone or with a full band. Daughter Rachel has been wowing audiences with her original compositions since picking up the guitar at age ten. Their songs span the Americana genre from folk to blues/rock. Individually they have been featured in Seventeen Magazine Top Ten Teen Bands in the Nation and BBC's The Next Big Thing International Competition. Together they have made it to the top of the World Folk Battle of the Bands. www.worldfolk.com/bobscores.html and voted #1 Americana Band 07 in the San Antonio Current's "BEST OF 07" and Best Band at the Uncle Bill Roach Band Texas Music Festival. The Lavens were voted the Texas Music Coalition Artist of the Year 2009. The Lavens were also voted a 2009 Rammy Award for best Amaericana/Country band by readers of the San Antonio Current.
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THE LAVENS LIVE AT THE COVE is sold out!! Released in June 2007, we toured it from San Antonio to Chicago to Toronto and NY after winning the World Folk Battle of the Bands, a nationwide contest. In January 2006 we released two CD's simultaneously: Sibling Rivalry and Sibling Rivalry Rematch. These 2000 CD's have since sold out.
Look for a new Lavens CD coming soon.
We have 4-5 hours of material with the full band. Rachel has about 75 minutes of original songs and cover material from Susan Gibson, Terri Hendrix, McKay Bros., Sheryl Crow and John Prine. Niko has even more material from originals, cover tunes from John Prine, Nathan Hamilton, Steve Goodman, David Wilcox and Johnny Cash. Jana does blues, country, and rock covers while Andreas has a few originals and covers some of the older Country and Texas artists.