Brian Leneschmidt has played as a full-time musician solo and with bands for twenty years. He has recorded six full length albums and has 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. “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, Lukas Nelson, Tinsley Ellis and Shemekia Copeland. Earlier 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, Skippers Smokehouse in Tampa, Hard Rock Cafe Miami, and the House of Blues in New Orleans and Orlando.
The Brian Leneschmidt Band is a Tampa Bay Blues-Rock band mixing Blues, Rock and Funk. They perform high energy shows as a trio or a four or five piece throughout the Bay area and beyond. The band formed in August of 2012, not long after Brian moved to St. Petersburg, FL. After two years of playing shows and gaining fans they expanded the line up with appearances from vocal powerhouse Karyn Denham, and Thomas Mignella on Sax building even more of a presence in the region.
With Brian (Guitar, Vocals) Jason Lewis (Bass) Dave Dube (Drums) and Tom Mignella (Sax) 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 released their new album "High Water Rising" with Karyn in the fall of 2016.