|Location: Apopka, FL, U.S.A|
|Description: Singer/songwriter mixing American musical styles, including folk, blues, country and rock. His soulful lyrics with their quirky turns of phrase have been described as coming from "a happy Leonard Cohen".|
|Biography: Lester is a singer/songwriter who's lyrical style has been described as "throwing a bucket of paint at a wall to see what happens." In reality, his songs are bluesy and his lyrics paint interesting pictures with unique turns of phrase. He combines the imagery of Bob Dylan's lyrics with B.B. King guitar playing, Neil Young's harmonica, and a Johnny Cash voice to create something that might be called CountryBluesFolkRock. Originally from Maine, Lester currently lives with his wife, two kids and four cats in the middle of Florida, which is exactly like Maine... just a hell of a lot warmer.|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LESTER NORTON'S DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED
LONG-AWAITED FIRST SOLO RECORD FROM UNIQUE SINGER/SONGWRITER
MARCH 15, 2006 (ORLANDO, FL) - Like Sailors Do is the long-awaited first album from singer/songwriter Lester Norton. This self-produced work includes 10 new songs from Lester's pen, as well traditional folk/blues standards. Lester's music is a mix of American musical styles, including folk, blues, country and rock. His soulful lyrics with their quirky turns of phrase have been described as sounding like "a happy Leonard Cohen".
"The music comes from years of collecting whatever was handy and storing it in my wee brain," Lester said. "So, you'll hear a little Neil Young, some Warren Zevon, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, a little folk, a little country, a little blues, and of course, a lot of rock 'n' roll."
20 years after his days as rhythm guitarist and singer for the band Revolver, this is Lester's first full album to be published under his own label. In 2004, he wrote and recorded "Robots Never Cry", a song about a lonely robot that was a minor internet hit, marking his return to music. On his own, he recorded Like Sailors Do in his home studio over the past year, playing all the instruments himself.
Contact information and media downloads are available at www.LesterNorton.com
Visit Lester on MySpace at www.myspace.com/lesternorton
For further information, contact Lester Norton at (407) 353-9954.