If you ever caught the powerhouse rockers The Harmonica Lewinskies over the years, you’d know that although each member that has been a part of their ranks has their own strong, distinct personality, they are undeniably a family. While working on the follow-up to their 2014 LP Dad Rock, the band lost its spiritual leader in Dan McClane which left them and the Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen community reeling.
In classic Lewinskies spirit, the group comprised of Rob Bettega (Guitar), Zebedee Row (Bass and Guitar), Ollie Fetter (Drums), Jake Warren (Tenor Sax), Chris Lucca (Trumpet), Marco Sanchez (Bass, Trombone), and Maddie Gioia (Alto Sax), with a hand from Oliver Ignatius, spent the intervening months finding solace in celebrating McClane’s legacy by finishing what they had started. The Harmonica Lewinskies’ farewell album, #BringBackBush, is on its way and the band recently shared its McClane-penned lead single, “Smile Today.”
The track and its title serve as a mantra for the Lews, as they team up and build powerful harmonies with their infectious blues-soul sound set to get anybody dancing and singing right back.
Drummer Ollie Fetter shares, “I’d like to remain positive and playful, with a good sense of humor in addressing the truth of the past, while living in the present. We’re excited about future parties and celebrations, jokes, gags, giggles, acid trips, bong rips, celebratory sips, dancing hips, cocoa nips, etc etc etc.”
Stream The Harmonica Lewinskies’ “Smile Today” below and look for #BringBackBush out later this summer.