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here's no doubt about one
of Nathan Lewis' favorite
Chanukah gifts: a guitar.
Lewis, who received the instru-
ment while a high-school freshman in
Ohio, for the most part taught himself
how to play and then joined bands,
first taking to stages in Dayton and
later doing shows around Colorado,
California and Texas.
Lewis, 28, returned to Ohio last year
and formed yet another group, Magic
Jackson, that quickly picked up steam
and will be performing at the Ann
Arbor Summer Festival in the free Top
of the Park programming.
Lewis, who also sings, is joined by
Jeff May on guitars and vocals, Justin
Moore on drums and Mike McKewen
on bass. They will take the Rackham
Stage 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the
The festival, running June 12-July
5, has a priced Mainstage series that
features the Capitol Steps, Los Lobos,
Savion Gover and Diana I:rail among
many familiar and debuting acts. In
its 26th season, the event will launch
Festival Fringe, an alternative per-
formance series presented with the
University of Michigan Museum of Art.
All told, there will be an eclectic
mix of music, dance, comedy, film and
family activities. Magic Jackson will be
among 47 acts showcased as part of
Top of the Park.
"We'll do 90 percent of our original
stuff, with covers thrown in here and
there just for fun," says Lewis, who
writes most of the music and lyrics.
"Our sounds are funk first, rock sec-
ond and soul third. A lot of the lyrics
are tongue-in-cheek and over-the-top."
Some of the songs will be from the
group's upcoming recording. Lewis,
who attended the Recording Workshop
in Chillicothe, Ohio, learned the studio
trade and is applying those skills to
the planned CD.
"A lot of the songs are rooted in my
life," Lewis explains.
"Look Around," with the most soul,
has to do with his feelings after break-
ing up with his fiancee. "Meatfinger"
was written to make women feel
attractive and wanted.
"Music is what I am — listening,
playing or writing," says the singer-
guitarist-songwriter, who heard classic
rock around his home while growing
up and participating in musical the-
ater through a community arts pro-
gram. While living in Texas, he became
active in a synagogue and played gui-
tar at numerous events.
Three months after Magic Jackson
began appearances, the group won the
Dayton Band Playoffs.
"Of all the bands I've played with, this
one really strives to be a bunch of nice
guys," Lewis says." We get crazy on the
stage, but we're all introverts. We've got
this high-energy thing and jump around.
"We're getting a reputation for hay-
ing a party atmosphere. Anyone who
needs to get a party started should
know we're the guys to call."
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival runs June 12-July 5 at various Ann
Arbor venues. Prices vary for Mainstage shows presented at indoor
theaters. Free programs fill the Ingalls Mall, which is on Washington
Street near the Burton Memorial Tower. For a complete schedule, go to
annarborsummerfestival.org . (734) 764-2538.