Songwriter/guitarist/pianist from Sugar Land, TX, John has spent the last 7, or so years playing guitar/keys in the band Dashboard Confessional. Wrote and recorded his first solo record, "Better By Design," between the cracks of a busy DC schedule throughout 2007 - 2008. Tracked in his adopted hometown of Dallas, TX - mostly with producer/engineers, Salim Nourallah (Old ‘97’s, Rhett Miller) and Rip Rowan. The album features a handful of talented Dallas musicians, plus cameos from John's DC bandmates.
"John Lefler has put out one of the more impressive power pop debuts with his solo album Better by Design, an instant contender for album of the year here." - Absolute Powerpop
"By day, John Lefler makes his beans as guitarist/keyboardist in Dashboard Confessional. After hours, he's busy creating some of the sweetest pop you'll ever want to hear! " - Kool Kat Music
“A wonderful premiere from a talented musician.” - Phoenix Music Examiner