Brother 2 Brother
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Webpage: http://www.brother2brother.com
Location: Magnolia, TX, USA
Description: B2B's music ranges from Soul searching Blues to hard hitting Rock and Roll done Texas Style
Biography: Brother 2 Brother follows in the footsteps of great Texas Bluesmen such as T-Bone Walker, Albert Collins, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In addition to their faithful Rock, Blues, and R&B covers, their new original CD entitled "Lookin' for Texas" is a part of the evolution of Texas Blues, incorporating a wide variety of influences from the world of Rock, Country, Jazz, and Blues. Their new CD is getting quite a bit of airplay in their home base of Houston, Texas on KPFT 90.1 FM and they are the cover story of the Sept issue of "North of the Border" entertainment guide with CD review. Also, they're pictured in "Music News" and reviewed in "The Scene", all being Houston area mags. On Oct. 2, 2005, they were interviewed on KPFT 90.1 FM, Houston, by Mr. V on his program "Blues on the Move".

Two of the founding members of the band, bass player Mike LowboyLeubner and keyboard player Norm Uhl, formed Brother 2 Brother in 2002 after honing their chops backing up Texas recording artist Gene Kelton (Mean Gene Kelton and the Diehards). Vocalist Mike Vohsen, guitarist extraordinaire Robert Baker, and rock steady drummer Ned "Stickman" Maric make up the rest of the musical team. They add their talents to a musical collaboration that has resulted in the ability to play cover songs many bands wouldnt even think of attempting, such as SRVs Riviera Paradise.

Mike Vohsen - Lead Vocals

Mike is the youngest member of Brother 2 Brother but his voice is mature far beyond his years on this planet. Like the other members of B2B, Mike has performed and honed his craft in a number of successful local bands, singing everything from Gospel to Country to Rock. But what he enjoys the most is singing the Blues. From beautiful ballads to gravelly, get down, sock 'em in the gut, Blues. He is the personification of the Buddy Guy song that starts like this, "Damn Right I got the Blues, from my head down to my Shoes." He doesn't just sing it. He feels it and so does the audience.

For those of you who have seen the movie "The Committments", Mike's voice is reminiscent of the lead singer in that group. He even looks a little like that guy. But don't try to categorize him. Mike Vohsen is a one-of-a-kind true blues original.

Robert Baker - Lead Guitar & Vocals

Born and raised in Houston, Robert grew up on the north side, out in the "burbs". He loved the big rock bands of the 70's. When he picked up the guitar at age 19, he found that most everything he liked had its roots in the Blues. He loved how the great blues guitarists poured their soul and emotion into every note and strived to have that for himself.

In the early 90's, he took to the stage with a three piece power band called "Rude Mood". There were of course other bands. For a time he considered doing a one-man act like his friend and music mentor Jim Moody. But then, one night in December of 2003, he went to see a band called Brother 2 Brother and sat in for a few songs. Months later, when the band found itself in need of a new guitar player, Robert got the first call and jumped at the chance.

Norm Uhl - Keys, Harmonica, & Vocals

He used to do the News. Now he does the Blues. Norm Uhl was a fixture in local television news serving as an on-air reporter for nearly 15 years on Houston's CBS affiliate. He reported live on such major stories as the Waco Siege and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Over his career, he has filed stories for NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN.

The award winning journalist is perhaps better known for his humorous features, especially "Norm at Work", where he featured the working men and women of Texas, often giving their jobs a try.

While in the hectic news business, Norm had to put his music on the back burner. But once he left the news business, blues was one of his first endeavors. Norm played keyboards and harmonica with "Mean Gene Kelton and the Die Hards" for two years, which is where he met Bass Player Mike "Lowboy" Leubner.

Mike "Lowboy" Leubner - Bass & Vocals

Also born and raised in Houston, in the Spring Branch area, Mike has loved and studied music since early childhood. After having played and sharing the bill with such notables as Foghat, Sherman Robertson, Roy Head, Mean Gene Kelton, Mark May, Joe "King" Carasco, Carolyn Wonderland, Diunna Greenleaf, and many others, "Lowboy" has devoted his time and talent to Brother 2 Brother. Mike and Norm are founding members of B2B so the Blues Tradition is carried on in B2B with a little R&B and Rock thrown in for good measure. Not to mention B2B's original songs, several of which were penned by Mike Leubner. And he can sing! Lowboy's rendition of Jimmy Thackery's "Cool Guitars", (sell the bitch's car), is always a crowd favorite and is one of our most requested songs.

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For more information, contact:

Brother 2 Brother
c/o Mike Leubner
29819 Shady Brook Ln
Magnolia, TX 77355
Phone: 281-252-3045
E-mail: lowboy@brother2brother.com
Web site: www.brother2brother.com

BROTHER 2 BROTHER FOLLOWS THE FOOTSTEPS OF GREAT TEXAS BLUESMEN

October 8, 2005 (Houston, TX) -- Brother 2 Brother, a T-Bone Walker, Albert Collins, and Stevie Ray Vaughan influenced R&B band from Houston, Texas, have released their new album "Lookin' for Texas". Following in the footsteps of the above mentioned great Texas Bluesmen, Brother 2 Brother is a part of the evolution of Texas Blues, incorporating a wide variety of influences from the world of Rock, Country, Jazz, and Blues. Great writing and excellent delivery of this exciting blend of traditional styles make "Lookin' for Texas" a great choice,Lucky Boyd of "My Texas Music"writes.

Two of the founding members of the band, bass player Mike "Lowboy" Leubner and keyboard player Norm Uhl, formed Brother 2 Brother in 2002 after honing their chops backing up Texas recording artist Gene Kelton (Mean Gene Kelton and the Diehards). Vocalist Mike Vohsen, guitarist extraordinaire Robert Baker, and rock steady drummer Ned "Stickman" Maric make up the rest of the musical team. They add their talents to a musical collaboration that has resulted in the ability to play cover songs many bands wouldnt even think of attempting, such as SRV's "Riviera Paradise".

Lead vocalist Mike Vohsen is the youngest member of Brother 2 Brother but his voice is mature far beyond his years on this planet. Like the other members of B2B, Mike has performed and honed his craft in a number of successful local bands, singing everything from Gospel to Country to Rock.

Born and raised in Houston, lead guitar player Robert Baker grew up on the north side, out in the "burbs". He loved the big rock bands of the 70's. When he picked up the guitar at age 19, he found that most everything he liked had its roots in the Blues. He loved how the great blues guitarists poured their soul and emotion into every note and strived to have that for himself.

Keyboard player Norm Uhl was a fixture in local television news serving as an on-air reporter for nearly 15 years on Houston's CBS affiliate. He reported live on such major stories as the Waco Siege and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Over his career, he has filed stories for NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN. The award winning journalist is perhaps better known for his humorous features, especially "Norm at Work", where he featured the working men and women of Texas, often giving their jobs a try.

Also born and raised in Houston, in the Spring Branch area, bass player Mike "Lowboy" Leubner has loved and studied music since early childhood. After having played and sharing the bill with such notables as Foghat, Sherman Robertson, Roy Head, Mark May, Joe "King" Carasco, Carolyn Wonderland, Mean Gene Kelton, Diunna Greenleaf, and many others, "Lowboy" has devoted his time and talent to Brother 2 Brother.

"Brother 2 Brother turns out a consistently solid effort",Dave Miller of North of the Bordersums it all up. "The eclectic mix of blues, soul, country, rock and humor make this a treat from the first beat to the last."

For more information and review copies of "Lookin' for Texas", please contact Mike Leubner at 281-252-3045 or lowboy@brother2brother.com

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