Mike Vohsen - Lead Vocals
Mike is the youngest member of Brother 2 Brother but his voice is mature far beyond his years on this planet. Like the other members of B2B, Mike has performed and honed his craft in a number of successful local bands, singing everything from Gospel to Country to Rock.
But what he enjoys the most is singing the Blues. From beautiful ballads to gravelly, get down, sock 'em in the gut, Blues. He is the personification of the Buddy Guy song that starts like this, "Damn Right I got the Blues, from my head down to my Shoes." He doesn't just sing it. He feels it and so does the audience.
For those of you who have seen the movie "The Committments", Mike's voice is reminiscent of the lead singer in that group. He even looks a little like that guy. But don't try to categorize him. Mike Vohsen is a one-of-a-kind true blues original.
Robert Baker - Lead Guitar
Born and raised in Houston, Robert grew up on the north side, out in the "burbs." He loved the big rock bands of the 70's. When he picked up the guitar at age 19, he found that most everything he liked had its roots in the Blues. He loved how the great blues guitarists poured their soul and emotion into every note and strived to have that for himself.
In the early 90's, he took to the stage with a three piece power band called "Rude Mood." There were of course other bands. For a time he considered doing a one-man act like his friend and music mentor Jim Moody.
But then, one night in December of 2003, he went to see a band called Brother 2 Brother and sat in for a few songs. Months later, when the band found itself in need of a new guitar player, Robert got the first call and jumped at the chance.
Norm Uhl - Keys, Harmonica, & Vocals
He used to do the News. Now he does the Blues. Norm Uhl was a fixture in the local television news serving as an on-air reporter for nearly 15 years on Houston's CBS affiliate. He reported live on such major stories as the Waco Siege and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Over his career, he has filed stories for NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN. The award winning journalist is perhaps better known for his humorous features, especially "Norm at Work", where he featured the working men and women of Texas, often giving their jobs a try.
While in the hectic news business, Norm had to put his music on the back burner. But once he left the news business, blues was one of his first endeavors. Norm played keyboards and harmonica with "Mean Gene Kelton and the Die Hards" for two years, which is where he met Bass Player Mike "Lowboy" Leubner.
Mike "Lowboy" Leubner - Bass & Vocals
Also born and raised in Houston, in the Spring Branch area, Mike has loved and studied music since early childhood. After having played and sharing the bill with such notables as Foghat, Sherman Robertson, Roy Head, Mean Gene Kelton, Mark May, Joe "King" Carasco, Diunna Greenleaf, and many others, "Lowboy" has devoted his time and talent to Brother 2 Brother. Mike and Norm are founding members of B2B so the Blues Tradition is carried on in B2B with a little R&B and Rock thrown in for good measure. Not to mention B2B's original songs, several of which were penned by Mike Leubner.
And he can sing! Lowboy's rendition of Jimmy Thackery's "Cool Guitars", (sell the bitch's car), is always a crowd favorite and is one of our most requested songs.
Ned Maric - Drums
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, home of the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum", Ned Maric's first musical gig was definitely not rock and roll. Ned is an American of Serbian descent so his first musical experience came playing drums in a traditional Serbian folk music band. But the intricate rhythms proved to be a great foundation for the other music to come in later years.
Ned's first exposure to Texas came when he was stationed in San Antonio for three years while in the Air Force. At that time, he was introduced to the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Adding that to his earlier influences (Chicago blues, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Joe Ely, Keith Moon, and Phil Collins), Ned honed his skills while playing in bands during his time in the Air Force.
After returning to civilian life and moving to Houston, he kept his hands in music by playing with several bands. Then he heard Brother 2 Brother was looking for a drummer. He tried out and was offered the position on the spot. His rock-steady beat in lock step with bass player Mike "Lowboy" Leubner lays down the right musical foundation on which the rest of the band builds.