North Shore Music Association hosts Lehto & Wright in concert Jan. 19
Since 1999, Steve Lehto and John Wright have performed
together, building the musical foundation that was recently described
by U.S. folk magazine Dirty Linen as “… among North America’s best
practitioners of Anglo-Celtic folk-rock. Wonderfully intricate,
powerful guitar-driven music …”
Today Lehto & Wright are a high-art performance ensemble with a clear
mission—to share their powerful take on long-standing Celtic, British
and American traditional/folk music with audiences of all ages. For 12
years, Lehto & Wright has been touring throughout the Midwest and East
Coast, in both their acoustic duo and electric trio formats.
Wright and Lehto first met in a Latin jazz/fusion ensemble and stayed
in touch, having found a shared obsession with Jethro Tull and a deep
knowledge of obscure British folk-rock ensembles such as Fairport
Convention and Dick Gaughan’s Five Hand Reel.
Lehto & Wright are joined by Matt Jacobs on percussion. From the
African djembe to the Irish Bodhran, the ensemble creates a sound
larger than itself. Lehto & Wright lead audiences on a musical journey
from traditional Celtic/American tune-sets to new arrangements
centered on the lyrics of Bob Dylan and Marley to beautifully somber,
solo mandolin compositions to reinterpretations of classical
compositions by Schumann and Bartok.
Don’t miss this fabulous ensemble at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts
on Sat., January 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for ages 18 and under, sold at the door
or in advance at www.tix.com.