Emory Lester – At Dusk InterviewBy Northfield Mandolins
In 2010 we were fortunate enough to meet Emory Lester at the IBMA conference in Nashville, TN and we’ve been friends ever since. To our ears, Emory’s playing brings out the very best in the mandolin – a perfect combination of flourishing tone and agile fingers, with a sense of adventure and compositions that can’t be assigned to any specific genre. It’s mandolin music. His career has taken him all over the world and last year even landed him a spot on late night television with Steve Martin and Mark Johnson. Decades into it and he’s busier than ever gracing the stage at hundreds of performances a year, teaching at camps and recording projects with multiple artists. In June, Emory released his fourth solo album “At Dusk” a fantastic collection of material that accentuates both the power and finesse in his truly original voice. We recently got together to catch up and talk about the new album and his plans for the months ahead.