Bio: Rod Lewis|
Rod is a Washington native, son of a ragtime piano playing father and a violinist-radio jingle singing mother. He began playing the sax in the fifth grade and stopped organized band six years later after discovering sports and girls (in that order). In March of 89 he contracted MS, numbing everything but his left hand and his spunk. So he quit sports, retired from the government as a secret agent man or something really boring and began doing something different, like learning the bass, a little keyboard and the Dobro/slide guitar. He wishes now (but not then) that he'd stayed with the school band and skipped sports completely, as does his bones. Rod is a happy member of Plastic Kelly; a trio of retired buds that get together and play and they've been doing it for decades; they're really that old. They've been in several bands together, some good-some not so good, but when it was good it was great. When it was bad it was junior high band recital bad. He loves being in a band and performing live and takes pride in knowing the trio can play just about anything they like, so long as it's not hard. He's grateful to Jeff Powel and the Dogfish Bay Studios for recording and making them sound their very best, and also to the DeComposers for backing them up. He's living the dream and having fun doing it; still.