John Lester | Fathers and Sons

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Fathers and Sons

by John Lester

A collection of John Lester's most personal and powerful work yet with the inspiration being the often unspoken family relationships between men and each song messaging the love, pain, struggle and questions that arise and confound the dynamics.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Beautiful Princess of Never Come True
5:31 $0.99
2. Real Real Love
4:25 $0.99
3. Through Your Eyes
4:16 $0.99
4. The High Road
4:24 $0.99
5. Everybody Loves Your Little Melody
5:47 $0.99
6. Train Song (Don't Let Freedom Fade Away)
4:31 $0.99
7. 67 Minutes
5:31 $0.99
8. Love Attack
2:29 $0.99
9. They Come and They Go
6:47 $0.99
10. Little Lullaby
2:44 $0.99
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Album Notes
John Lester’s new album, Fathers and Sons, is a collection of his most personal and powerful work yet. Inspired by the often unspoken family relationships between men, each song messages the love, pain, tension, struggle, and questions that arise and confound these ties and bonds. From the full acceptance and embrace of a young boy’s gender fluidity in “The Beautiful Princess of Never Come True”, to the merciful attempts at reconciliation with an estranged father during his final days in “The High Road”, to the feeling of forever growing family love in “Real, Real Love”, John’s life experience as a father, husband, son, teacher, and songwriter is felt throughout each song.

John has collaborated with incredibly talented musicians from around the globe and from many phases of his career for this recording. With John on vocals, acoustic basses, guitars, and ukulele, the core band is rounded out by his long-time European touring partner Paul Tiernan on acoustic guitars and background vocals, and New York drummer Tim Bulkley. Grammy-nominated songwriter Gretchen Peters (background vocals) and Nashville pianist Barry Walsh guest on the opening track while other contributors include Bay Area drummer Michael Urbano, Baxter Roberston on Hammond organ, six string bassist Steve Lawson, and Grammy award-winning fretless bassist Michael Manring. John’s two sons, ages eleven and nine, also make a guest appearances on vocals.

Fathers and Sons was recorded in the San Francisco Bay Area at 25th Street Recording by Grammy award-winning engineer Michael Rosen (Rob Wasserman, Santana, Country Joe McDonald) and mastered by Randy Merril at New York’s Sterling Sound (John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon).

“His trademark voice sounds like it has been crafted from silk and granite all at the same time.” - Maverick Magazine



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