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17-18-19 August 2012 / De Montfort Hall & Gardens, Leicester

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Lazy Lester and Friends

3:40pm, Sunday, Into The Wild

Lazy Lester and Friends

Back when blues was king and South Louisiana was the breeding ground for a blast of some of the most memorable American music ever recorded, at the heart of it was Lazy Lester. This living legend has been making his laid back swamp blues for over six decades, even having hits in the States in the 50s and 60s on the Excello label. His voice has if anything richened with age and his harmonica playing has lost nothing. Leslie Johnson was born in 1933 in the small town of Torras, Louisiana. He got his big break playing harp in Lightnin' Slim's band in the mid-1950s taking solos with Slim's trademark prodding of "Blow your harmonica, son." In 2004, he played at Radio City Music Hall in New York as part of Martin Scorsese's Year of the Blues super concert that resulted in his Lightning In A Bottle documentary.