Lazy Lester’s harmonica, guitar, creative percussion and vocals can be heard on Excello recordings for Lightnin’ Slim, Slim Harpo, Silas Hogan, Lonesome Sundown, and Katie Webster, to name a few. His own hit records on Excello include popular cuts such as I'm a Lover Not a Fighter, I Hear You Knockin', and Sugar Coated Love. Notable acts that have covered Lester’s songs include the Kinks, the Flamin' Groovies, Freddy Fender, Dwight Yoakam, Dave Edmunds, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and more.
Lazy Lester’s role in the history of swamp blues music was highlighted on Nick Spitzer’s American Routes in 2002; and the next year was celebrated in the Martin Scorsese-produced documentary Lightning In A Bottle, a blues super concert filmed at Radio City Music Hall in New York that included B.B. King, Solomon Burke, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, Chuck D, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, John Fogerty, and Aerosmith.
Four more things you need to know about Lester:
First, he loves “real” country music even more than the blues, Second, he has an inexhaustible supply of jokes.
Third, he’s just entering his prime. And the kicker: he now makes his home in Paradise, California!