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Kristan King started writing songs and performing with a band in 1980 when she and her brother Kim King started playing Country music with The Mohave River Band in California. Prior to that, she sang with a blues band out of Raleigh, NC called The Blue Moods. After moving to New York City, she met Lance Lewman; and they began writing together in 1982.

Lance Lewman formed his first band his first year in college at The North Carolina School of the Arts. It was a parody Punk Rock band called Hellecopter. Getting more serious, he formed Eclipse his senior year. After graduating, he moved to New York and met Kristan King.

Kristan and Lance wrote and recorded demos for quite a few years together before releasing their first album calling themselves Rescue. The album was released in 1989 and titled Living In Skin. The couple then moved to Maryland and started playing with Danny Junk. The trio called themselves Nobody's Bizness and played clubs in the Baltimore/Washington area. Crack The Sky's John Palumbo called them "a male/female version of The Eagles".

KING LEWMAN began in 2000 when Kristan, Lance and Danny stopped calling their band Nobody's Bizness and, at Danny's insistence, agreed to adapt their last names as the band's name and recorded Paper Train - A Song Cycle Volume One on Ruff Records.

In 1999, the three went into the studio. With drum tracks from Michael Collins and ancillary guitar tracks from Kristan's brother, Kim, they made Paper Train and christened the band King Lewman. With an original blend of Alternative, Country, Folk, Blues, Rock, and Pop, Paper Train received a glowing review from Music Monthly magazine and far outsold all expectations.

In September of 2004, King Lewman followed their debut CD with a second release. Full Circle - A Song Cycle Volume Two completes the circle, and raises the bar, making King Lewman one of the area's premier original bands. Marv Egolf joined the band on bass and vocals for his first performance with the ensemble at the CD release party held in Clarksville, MD.

In June of 2007, Art Cobb joined King Lewman on drums for a reception held at the Silverdocs International Film Festival held in Silver Spring, MD. Art brought an extensive jazz and performance background with him.

Going Somewhere, released in 2008, is the latest CD. During the summer of 2007, King Lewman went to Vancouver to work with producer, Spencer Capier, to master many of the tracks. The CD was mixed by Greg Reely, and a CD release party was held at One World Coffeehouse in Columbia, MD.

In 2009, Stan Hall joined the group on drums bringing a fine rhythmic sensibility that suits the span of KING LEWMAN songs. Stan and Marv had worked together previously in Beerdz Hill Rode so the rhythm section was set from beat one.

Today, King Lewman is:

KRISTAN KING - Lead and harmony vocals.
LANCE LEWMAN - Lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitars, and keyboards.
DANNY JUNK - Lead guitars, bass, flute, sax, mandolin and keyboards.
KIM KING - Lead and rhythm guitars.
MARV EGOLF - Electric and acoustic bass and harmony vocals.
STAN HALL- Drums and percussion.

 

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