Justin Paul Lewis makes music with the purpose to reach people. He tells his stories and performs with the intent to make them be heard. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Justin uses every bit of his heritage and influences to accentuate the importance of genuine music and bring that honesty to the forefront of what he does. Known for his soul-driven Americana, Justin matured as an artist by making a name for himself within the Louisville music scene. At age 25, Justin has shared show bills with acclaimed artists such as Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett, and Norah Jones, all while stocking up on gas station receipts around the country realizing his mission: reaching people through music.
Rinse, Repeat, Rewind
“Rinse, Repeat, Rewind” is a collaboration between songwriter Justin Paul Lewis and cellist/producer Ben Sollee. It is a small collection of true stories with their own individual lives.
“I was enthralled with the relationship Jim James (My Morning Jacket) had with Ben and Daniel Martin Moore’s record “Dear Companion,” he revealed. “[James] worked as producer and oversaw the project, bringing entirely new ideas to the table. That relationship really struck me."
While the songs on “Rinse, Repeat, Rewind” were developing their own respective voices, it became apparent that Sollee’s body of work was suited to match what Lewis was trying to convey. While originally apprehensive to place his songs in the hands of an outsider, Sollee was the clear choice to handle the honesty and sensitivity of these four stories. "Ben is a great friend and mind. Being able to mold the songs on this EP with him truly brought new light to what we do." “Rinse, Repeat, Rewind” is the result of an artistic collaboration between two roots-heavy musicians from varying backgrounds, and each song elicits its own identity for each and every listener.