Emory's exciting creative voice on the mandolin speaks for itself. Over the years, he's performed with the likes of the Tony Rice Unit, comedian and banjo player Steve Martin, and many other acoustic music giants. Now known for his prolific work with Jill Jones, Wayne Taylor, clawgrass banjo player Mark Johnson, and as a solo artist, Emory has had a large part in shaping the sound of the modern mandolin. His most recent solo record, At Dusk, displays this creativity through a selection of beautifully unique compositions and compelling performances.
Yet even more compelling is his generous spirit and sparkling sense of humor which both shine through in all of his musical endeavors. In regards to this video, Emory says, "I tried to just have fun with this one instead of trying to make some hugely artistic statement. There's a bit of humor in this version of ‘Eight More Miles to Louisville.' If anyone chuckles at this, then I’ve succeeded I guess."
Segment from The Late Show (2012 09 24), Steve Martin honors Mark Johnson with his third annual banjo award, featuring Emory Lester on the six string.
Tony Rice Unit with Emory Lester, Bill Emerson, and Mark Newton at the Admiral's Inn in Manassas Virginia sometime in the later part of 1995
Emory Lester performing Home Sweet Home June 2012 At the Gold Award Winning Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamps - www.flatpik.com
Most of the Tony Rice Unit with Emory Lester lighting up the Admiral's Inn in Manassas Virginia towards the end of 1995.
The Emory Lester Set on the Canadian Broadcast program "Night Jam". Emory Lester is featured along with Marion Linton, Kene Hyatt, and Allan Gorman playing music from their 1994 eponymous CD release along with other selections.
This was recorded at the 2013 Steve Kaufman Acoustic Kamp where instructor and students come from all over the world to teach and learn acoustic music. For more info www.flatpik.com