When Brett Tohlen and Matt Beaton say that their band Lewis has been luckier than most, they don't mean to imply that the group hasn't had to struggle. Far from it actually, since the first four years of Lewis' existence were nothing but an uphill climb. After all, three-fourths of the band -- singer-guitarists Tohlen and Beaton, and bassist Jeff Truly -- began playing together in College Station, the home of Texas A&M University and little else. Even being the best band in College Station is still worse than an endless string of three-bands-for-three-bucks shows on Tuesday... More >>>
Open the door: Lewis' first gig at Russell Hobbs' club led to its debut album.