New Release October 2017
Acoustic Milestones
Mark Johnson & Emory Lester

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  • New Release November 2017
    ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT

    EMORY LESTER with special guest JILL JONES

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    About Emory
    EMORY LESTER

    About Emory

    EMORY LESTER is one of this day’s foremost exponents of the acoustic mandolin. The power and attach of his mandolin playing are unmatched, and his sound is infectious. His landmark mandolin-featured recording projects have placed him among the elite mandolinists of our time. His latest solo recording titled ‘At Dusk’ showcases Emory’s musical creativity, and skill as a mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist.
    Emory has undeniably inspired and influenced many of today’s current wave of modern day mandolinists, pointing the way with his clean, clear, fast and efficient mandolin techniques.
    Emory is currently performing with ‘Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa’, doing shows across the U.S. Canada, Europe and the U.K. Also, his fourteen year friendship and musical collaboration with noted ‘Clawgrass’ banjoist Mark Johnson has yielded four very creative recording projects. Mark and Emory have toured all across the U.S. and have been featured on several performances with Steve Martin, most notably on the ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ television show in September of 2012. Emory also will be performing with his partner Jill Jones in the new ‘Emory Lester & Jill Jones Band’, at upcoming concerts and festivals.
    A life-long Virginia native, but currently residing in Ontario Canada, Emory has been teaching master series workshops at events such as the Steve Kaufman Acoustic Kamp, the Mandolin Symposium, the Swannanoah Gathering, the Goderich Celtic College, the Alaska Guitar Camp, the Transatlantic Bluegrass School in Wales U.K. and many other prestigious schools and workshops far and wide. He has also produced many recording projects for other prominent artists.

    The Emory Lester Set
    The Emory Lester Set

    The Emory Lester Set

    EMORY LESTER is one of this day's foremost exponents of the acoustic mandolin. The power and attack of his mandolin playing creates an infectious sound that is unmatched. His landmark recording projects have placed him among the elite mandolinists of our time. His most recent solo CD 'At Dusk' showcases Emory's multi-instrumentalist musical creativity and skills. Undeniably, his clean, clear, fast and efficient mandolin techniques continue to influence many modern day mandolinists.
    As well as his own Emory Lester Set, he also currently performs with his partner Jill Jones in the new 'Emory Lester & Jill Jones Band', at upcoming concerts and festivals. His fourteen year friendship and musical collaboration with noted 'Clawgrass' banjoist Mark Johnson has yielded four very creative recording projects. Mark and Emory have toured all across the U.S., and have been featured on several performances with Steve Martin, most notably on the 'Late Night with David Letterman' television show in September of 2012. He also performs with the bluegrass band 'Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa', doing shows across the U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K.

    The Emory Lester & Jill Jones Band
    Emory Lester & Jill Jones

    Emory Lester and Jill Jones

    The Emory Lester & Jill Jones Band combines the creative talents of singer songwriter Jill Jones and multi-instrumentalist Emory Lester who is widely known as one of the most creative and influential bluegrass musicians in North America. The driving force and leader of the band, Emory's unique mandolin style is instantly recognizable.
    Emory has performed across the U.S. Canada, Europe and the U.K. and has been featured on several performances with Steve Martin, most notably on the ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ show in the fall of 2012. Rounding out the band are Larry Miller and Kene Hyatt, both respected, talented and experienced musicians.
    Showcasing original songs written by Jill and Emory, the band presents a mixture of upbeat, diverse and entertaining acoustic music comprised of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music.

    Get in Touch with Emory

    Emory is currently accepting new students and is looking forward to helping each student realize their full potential.

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    Emory Lester
    Ontario Canada