Paper Train-A Songcycle 1
King Lewman began in 2000 when Kristan King, Lance Lewman and Danny Junk stopped calling their band Nobody's Bizness and, at Danny's insistence, agreed to adapt their last names as the band's name and recorded Paper Train - A Songcycle Volume One on Ruff Records. Kristan King started writing songs and performing with a band in 1980 when she and her brother Kim King started playing Country music with The Mohave River Band in California. Prior to that, she sang with a blues band out of Raleigh, NC called The Blue Moods. After moving to New York City she met Lance Lewman and they began writing together in 1982. Lance formed his first band his first year in college at The North Carolina School of the Arts. It was a parody Punk Rock band called Hellecopter. Getting more serious he the formed Eclipse his senior year. After graduating he moved to New York and met Kristan King. Kristan and Lance wrote and recorded demos for quite few years together before releasing their first album together calling themselves Rescue. The Album was released in 1989 and titled Living In Skin. The couple then moved to Maryland and started playing with Danny Junk. The trio called themselves Nobody's Bizness and played clubs in the Baltimore/Washington area. Crack The Sky's John Palumbo called them a male/female version of The Eagles. In 1999, the three went into the studio, and with drum tracks from Michael Collins and ancillary guitar tracks from Kristan's brother - Kim, they made Paper Train - A Songcycle Volume 1 and christened the band King Lewman. With an original blend of Country, Folk, Blues, Rock, and Pop Paper Train received a glowing review from Music Monthly magazine and far outsold all expectations. In September of 2004 the band followed up their debut CD with a second release. Full Circle - A Songcycle Volume Two completes the circle, and raises the bar, making King Lewman one of the areas premier original bands. Going Somewhere was released in the fall of 2008 and was produced by Spencer Capier. It is the first King Lewman CD to be produced by an outside producer.