Son Lewis has been an active figure on the Blues music scene for some time. His work as a modern day exponent of the Blues, and R&B, has led him to recognition as a performer and recording artist. Son was influenced greatly by artists such as Robert Johnson, Otis Rush, and Hubert Sumlin (who he had the pleasure of accompanying in December 2006). His own particular guitar style developed under the guidance of Blues guitarist Danny Kalb (founder of the Blues Project, a seminal Blues band of the 1960's). Lewis' reputation has been built upon well-crafted recordings and solid live solo performances and with his own SON LEWIS Blues Band.
As a solo artist, performing the traditional country Blues, and with his band, rocking juke joints with electric blues, Son has become known as a faithful, and loving interpreter of this nearly lost musical art form. In live performance, TV, radio, and on recordings, Son Lewis has proved to audiences everywhere that the Blues is a vibrant, and exciting form of musical entertainment! Following is a partial list of Son's accomplishments:
IN CONCERT: Opening for/Supporting- John Hammond, Hubert Sumlin, Leon Redbone, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Tracy Nelson, Mose Allison, Catfish Keith, Rick Danko, Rick Derringer, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Elvin Bishop, The Nighthawks, Johnny Copeland, Savoy Brown, Frankie Lee, The Reddan Brothers
FESTIVALS: Montclair Jazz & Blues Festival, Riverhead Blues Festival, Waterloo Acoustic Blues Festival, Blues 2000, NJ Folk Festival, Doc’s Blues & Bar-B-Q Festival, Magic Dragon Folk Festival, Hudson Clearwater Festival, Morristown Folk Festival, The Hunger Project Benefits, The Great Falls Festival, Sussex County Fair, The Music America Festivals, The Folk Project Fall Fest, Somerset Arts Festival, Raritan River Festival.
LIVE RADIO BROADCASTS: WFDU-FM, WNTI-FM, WNNJ-AM, WRPR-FM, WIXL-FM and airplay on over 70 stations worldwide!
TELEVISION: The Mark Dacey Show, Blues in the Night, The "V" Channel Magazine, The Blues with Karon Brandt, Shirley
Keller's Folk People, Horses Sing None of It, Oakland TV
RECORDINGS: Cadillac Rhythm (Silk City 2008) Dark Past (Silk City 2007), Snake (Silk City 2005), The Country Blues (Silk City 2004), Hobo Jungle (Silk City 2000) Next Train Smokin' (Silk City 1996), Roadwork (Silk City 1991), Glad You Came (Silk City 1988), Solid Son (Silk City 1980), Live Radio, Son! (Bluesong 1974) and numerous compilations…
CLUBS: Stanhope House, Bodle’s Opera House, Turning Point, Tierney's, Stone Pony, Folk City, Bitter End, Jason's, Wallace's, Nobody's Inn, Old Bay, Tewksbury Inn, Great Notch, Cafe Elysian, Borders Books, and hundreds more.