No Lessons

Formed in Lawrence, KS.

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Past shows


Current Status: Currently living in Lawrence and playing concerts all over the midwest

Sound description: Acoustic-rock that puts a twist on a variety of styles of music, using harmonica, guitars, bass, keyboard, and percussion.

Influences: Ben Harper, Bela Fleck, Guster, Dave Matthews Band, Muddy Waters

Similar to: Blues Traveler, Train, Rusted Root


Blues, Folk / Singer-songwriter, Pop


Name Released Label
Album cover No Lessons 2002 Reaction Records


No Lessons is an eclectic, acoustic-rock quintet that formed in Lawrence, Kansas, in February 2002. With a sound that has been compared to bands such as Barenaked Ladies and Rusted Root, No Lessons thrives in uniqueness by using a harmonica as its lead instrument, as well as a world-percussion kit that compliments soulful and harmony-driven vocals.

In the past year, No Lessons has shared the stage with bands such as Blues Traveler, Victor Wooten (of Bela Fleck and The Flecktones), The Samples, G-Love and Special Sauce, and Cary Pierce (of Jackopierce).

After releasing its debut EP under Reaction Records in October 2002, No Lessons has quickly gained notoriety in the Midwest by drawing crowds of more than 800 people in cities such as Lawrence, St. Louis, and Chicago.

From piano ballads to rhythmic rock tunes, No Lessons captivates audiences everywhere with a live performance that is as energetic and entertaining as any band around.

Having created a sound that is truly its own, the band has musically captured the laid-back attitude of America's Midwest by introducing a new brand of music, appropriately titled by fans as " Wheat Rock."