The legendary Lester Chambers was born and raised in Lee County, Mississippi. With his three brothers, they performed gospel and folk throughout southern California in 1954 and formed The Chambers Brothers. The band remained virtually unknown until appearing in New York City in 1965, after the addition of white drummer Brian Keenan. Together, they shattered racial and musical divides, like their west coast contemporaries Sly and the Family Stone. The interracial group forged a fusion of funk, gospel, blues and psychedelia, which reached its peak with the perennial 1968 song, “Time Has Come Today.” Later, they began pushing their music closer to rock & roll, enhancing their reputation with a well-received appearance at the Newport Folk Festival and soon recorded their debut LP, titled “People Get Ready.” The Chambers Brothers last album “Right Move” was released in 1975. Although no new studio records were forthcoming, the group regularly performed live in following decades, while members pursued solo projects.
In the early 1990's Lester began working with producer/drummer Pride Hutchison at Explosive Records on his first solo album, "It's Time.” Released in 1995, his album consisted of three tracks featuring The Chambers Brothers singing. In 2008, his second solo record, "Do You Believe in Rock and Roll", was released and produced by Pride Hutchison and Lester Chambers featuring his son Dylan Chambers on Cowbell and Background Vocals. Today Lester lives in Petaluma, California with his son Dylan and is working on his current project with the Mud Stompers.