october, 2019

fri18oct7:30 pm9:30 pmLehto & Wright7:30 pm - 9:30 pm St. Mane TheatreAge:All agesCost:Cost/Fee

Event Details

Lanesboro Arts presents an evening with the folk-rock trio Lehto & Wright at the historic St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro on Friday, October 18th at 7:30 p.m. Singer Songwriter Steven J. Schmidt of Rochester will also be performing an opening set of original Folk-Americana music. Fusing Celtic folk traditions with American progressive-rock, Lehto & Wright take a fresh approach to time-honored songs with a sound that’s larger than life. Based in Minneapolis, the group performed their first live concert in 1999 and is thrilled to be returning to the St. Mane Theatre for the first time since 2008. By taking cues from the British Isles and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto & Wright bring a unique and fresh approach to the world of folk music.

Lehto & Wright was born from John Wright’s recording sessions for his solo album, Just Left of Center. The three musicians – Wright, Steve Lehto and Matt Jacobs – had worked together in many different musical environments from Indie Pop to Latin Jazz to Irish Triad. It was in the solo album recording sessions that the band discovered its shared love of electrified folk music and progressive rock along with a common admiration for bands that perform those styles so well – Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and King Crimson, to name a few.

This led to the recording of their debut album, Ye Mariners All, and its subsequent release in 2000. Six more studio albums and one live release followed to rave reviews. Lehto & Wright has performed at many different concert series and festivals including the MN State Fair, Syracuse Irish Festival, MN Irish Festival, The Ark, The Focal Point and many other venues of note.

For their concert in Lanesboro, Lehto & Wright will perform both acoustic and electric arrangements,with the addition of Matt Jacobs on drums and percussion. As a trio, Lehto & Wright push the boundaries of Celtic and Progressive rock, utilizing all the tools of a rock band to achieve the effect of a six-piece band with three musicians.


(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


St. Mane Theatre

206 Parkway Ave N