Brian Leneschmidt has played as a full-time musician solo and with bands for over sixteen years. He has recorded five CD's of original music that have achieved national radio support as well as other countries such as Argentina, France, India and many more. The CD, "Passing By," was released in 2009 and is an acoustic album of eleven songs. The latest “Stepping Out,” is a 2012 release of electric blues-rock originals. He was recently the featured artist of the week on Music Tampa Bay.
Over the years Brian’s bands have played at events such as “Hawg Fest” at Red Rocks Amphitheater featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, have opened for bands such as the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Molly Hatchet, Charlie Musselwhite, Curtis Salgado and Lukas Nelson. He was showcased in Salt Lake City, Utah for the Australian media the closing night of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Other highlights include shows in Sturgis SD bike week, Molenbeersel, Belgium, Blues Festival performances, Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Hard Rock Cafe Miami, and the House of Blues in New Orleans and Orlando.
Karyn and the Brian Leneschmidt Band are a Tampa Bay Blues-Rock band mixing Blues, Rock and Funk. Karyn and the BLB perform high energy shows throughout the Bay area and beyond in Florida. The band formed as a trio in August of 2012, not long after Brian moved to St. Petersburg, FL. After two years of playing shows and gaining fans they teamed up with vocal powerhouse Karyn Denham, building even more of a presence in the area with band and acoustic duo shows.
With Brian (Guitar, Vocals) Karyn (Vocals) Jason Lewis (Bass) and Dave Dube (Drums) the band is a fun and dynamic act with a real passion for music. Shows feature original music and covers with their own twist, a must see!
The band will be releasing their first full length CD, “High Water Rising,” in the fall of 2016.