...to uplift and inspire, reflect and expound, with a depth of spirit and a light in his eye. An acoustic flat and finger picker, electric, old-time and folk-rock ~ he records and performs solo, looping with violin/guitar overdubs or with a selected members of his band the Folk Rock Project.
The in- progress version of Spencer's own Leave A Trace - with Jeff Berlin (Bow Thayer) on drums; Scott Paulson on bass; Chas Eller (Unknown Blues/Killamanjaro) on Hammond B-3 organ; Spencer Lewis (Folk Rock Project) on acoustic guitar, fiddle, and vocals.
A gem from a close friend and songwriter, the late Rosemary Phelan:
As a folksinger-songwriter he draws from a vast repertoire of folk-rock from the ‘60’s and ‘70’s artists who virtually defined the genre: Eric Andersen, Bob Dylan, David Blue, John Stewart, and Phil Ochs to name a few. Then there are songs that are simply too rare for even the radar to pick up like Uncle Jed, which he performed this summer at an arts festival:
Folk that rocks: The FRP doing Eric Andersen's Violets of Dawn with Chas Eller adding a live Hammond B-3 w/ Leslie Speaker:
This song is exclusive to Spencer's repertoire performed in the old -time tradition with Carol Hausner on vocals and Bow Thayer on banjo: