On July 5, 2006 the Front Range music community lost a friend and guitarist/singer/songwriter, Joshua Lewandowski of the band Love Scene Clear.
Josh and his brother/flautist/singer Christian were involved in an automobile accident from which Christian is currently recovering.
The Lewandowski brothers founded Love Scene Clear in upstate New York in 1997. Percussionist Jeffrey Giering joined soon thereafter.
Describing themselves as “Ambient Transcendelic Rock,” they released their debut CD Wave of Grace in 2002 and had since been receiving widespread recognition, leading up to the 2005 release of their live CD, On the New Day.
Based in Boulder since 2003, Love Scene Clear played across the United States in a variety of venues, including festivals, theaters, clubs and holistic centers. Love Scene Clear has shared the bill with the likes of Spearhead, STS9, The Slip, Bernie Worrell, New Monsoon, Last Crack, Shawn Phillips, Krishna Das, and Jai Uttal.
Joshua played his final gig with with Love Scene Clear on June 30th at the Boulder Theatre with Kan’ Nal.
Stay tuned for details regarding a star-studded benefit this fall for Christian and Love Scene Clear.
Future releases from the archives are in the works, and the name Love Scene Clear will live on in some incarnation.
A memorial fund in memory of Joshua has been established to help support Christian’s recovery and hospital bills, which will be overwhelming, and donations will be accepted by check and will also be possible through Paypal directly from Love Scene Clear’s website, www.lovesceneclear.com.
Checks can be made out to LSC-Christian Lewandowski Care Fund and sent c/o Oneida Savings Bank 182 Main St. Oneida, NY 13421.