San Francisco singer-songwriter-bassist John Lester has released the long-awaited studio CD: "Big Dreams and the Bottom Line".
Guest musicians on the new CD include:
Scott Underwood - drums (Train)
Celso Alberti - drums (Airto, Flora Purim)
Paulo Baldi - percussion (Otmar Leibert, Deadweight)
Jean-Michel Hure - acoustic guitar
David Juriansz- acoustic guitar
"An extraordinarily talented double bass player with a richly evocative vocal and lyrics to match - a compelling performer if every there was one."
-The Troubadour, London UK
"It's a real treat to hear such a fresh take on the singer-songwriter concept."
- Michael Manring, solo bassist (and with Michael Hedges, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, etc. etc. etc.)
"His bass/vocal approach is intriguing and innovative but never gets in the way of the song itself. Genre-defying music."
-Gretchen Peters - Nashville hit songwriter
"A rare combination of soul, poetry, conviction, and talent."
-Steve Pasero - jazz guitarist, recording artist
"I was, and still am, absolutely knocked out by his bass and voice presentation."
-Linda Tillery- Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra
"...a voice like a 2am top shelf scotch"
-Dan, Venue Owner, Portland Oregon
"Breathtaking! Sting meets Mose Allison and way beyond! Thank you!"
-Jamie at Strings, Emeryville, California.