About The Brothers Lekas
This past year, the brothers went back to their acoustic roots to record their new release It Ain’t Free. The new release highlights San Francisco’s rich musical influence with a blend of folk, bluegrass, Americana and contemporary acoustic music. Early listeners have compared the sound to mid-1970’s The Band, acoustic Led Zeppelin and Wilco.
It Ain’t Free was recorded using a single microphone which gave The Brothers Lekas the opportunity to display their talents on various instruments, including guitar, upright bass, mandolin, octave mandolin, greek bouzouki, violin and piano. With the help of sound engineer Jason Mills, Mark and Erik produced the CD utilizing specific instruments for certain songs to best tell the story of the each individual song. The brothers celebrated the release of It Ain’t Free with a CD release party at The Purple Onion in San Francisco on in November 2006, and will be supporting the CD at other local shows in the San Francisco Bay Area followed by an upcoming tour.