Lehto & Wright is a Minnesota-based folk-rock band. Reminiscent of bands like Jethro Tull, Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, and Tempest, they have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the British Isles and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto & Wright have taken a unique approach to the world of folk music.
As a duo, John Wright and Steve Lehto perform their material in an acoustic, unplugged setting. From American spirituals to Irish tune sets, their accomplished twin guitar/mandolin approach has all the intensity and power of their full-blown band with half the volume. As a trio, Lehto & Wright push the boundaries of Celtic and progressive folk rock, utilizing all the tools of the full band to achieve the effect of a six-piece band with only three musicians.
The Focal Point is delighted to welcome these old friends of ours back!