Big Dreams & the Bottom Line
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.