“With influences that span the musical spectrum, Lester shows amazing talent on both 6 and 12 string guitars!”
Like an arrow into his musical soul, acoustic steel string guitar captured Lester’s artistry. The contrast of John Hurt’s voice and his sweet, melodic guitar playing. The sharp texture and bluesy rhythms of Jorma Kaukonen’s picking. The complexity of Leo Brouwer’s compositions, combining rock n’ roll rhythms with native Cuban folksongs, laid out elegantly under the guitarist’s left hand. And the fiery mastery of Leo Kottke’s 12 string guitar.
Call it blues, folk, roots music or fingerstyle, all these influences combine in Lester’s unique compositions and style. The cuts on Lester’s first CD – appropriately named “First Cut” – contain an array of musical styles performed on instruments chosen to best reveal the essence of each tune. If you like what you hear, stay tuned, Lester is already recording another CD.
Check out (and buy!) Lester’s newest release online HERE.