Jenny Lester

Bluegrass Musician, Songwriter & Workshop Leader

British Columbia, Canada

Big Whoop! 
Songs of Love, Loss & Laughter (Vancouver Based)
Don’t miss the intimate evening of old-time, country, bluegrass and other song traditions as well as original material. Big Whoop! Features the heartfelt vocal harmonies of Karla Mundy and Jenny Lester, who recently have joined forces to perform after years of teaching harmony singing together.  Tim Tweedale (dobro) and Patrick Metzger (bass) provide instrumental accompaniment and sweet third harmony parts.
Booking Contact Information: 
Bluegrass Harmony Workshops & Performances
250-877- 0674

Jenny Lester is a dynamic Canadian Bluegrass performer and recording artist who has established herself as an important singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her original songs are carefully crafted in the bluegrass convention while at the same time displaying a contemporary freshness and vitality that breathes new life into the fabled "high lonesome" sound.  Jenny is a veteran stage performer, beginning on the fiddle at age eight with her family's Driftwood Canyon Family Band out of Smithers, B.C. After nearly a decade of touring West Coast festivals, Jenny won a musical scholarship to South Plains College in Texas, graduating with honors and three Golden Reel awards. The journey moved in the 1990s through Dark Horse based in Colorado, the Australian trio performing at Leo Foo Village in Taiwan, John Reischman and Bluegrass Signal in Vancouver, BC, and the Jenny Lester Trio. In 1998 Jenny released the internationally acclaimed debut album Friends Like You. The turn of the millennium brought together world touring, Yukon-based band, Hungry Hill.  Her love of music has been paralleled by her love of horses and Jenny currently devotes her life to both.

2018  Camps & Performances

Vancouver Island Music Workshop

Sept 7-9, 2018

Parksville, BC

Click on songs to Listen & Watch Videos

Original Songs


Aug 3-6, 2018

Wells, BC

Jenny Lester
original songs

Old Church 7-9pm

Sunday, May 27

by Donation

Smithers, BC

Promoter Downloads:

Bio.doc    Photo.jpg     Solo Stage Plot.pdf     Harmony Sheet.jpg

Bluegrass Harmony Workshops

3 part harmony singing for 2 hours in your space of choice with participants from your circles:

Book a workshop!

As I am traveling I will come to you.  Invite 6-15+ participant @ $30

Bluegrass Harmony is a language and process that enable three singers to create a full, lush, three-part sound. This workshop will give you solid fundamental tools for understanding and crafting your parts. Join in to sing, hear and feel resonance and theory come together in harmony.

Everyone welcome, no experience necessary.

Upcoming  Events Oct 2018

Oct: 26:   Hosted Jam Session -  Earth Club Factory

                Guesthouse, Denman Island , BC                       

                Bring instruments and voices! 6pm-9pm

Oct 28:    Bluegrass Harmony Singing Workshop - Vancouver

                Brought to you by SongRoots. Sign up HERE

Nov 2-4:  Woodstove Festival - Cumberland, BC

Nov 10 & 11: Bluegrass Harmony Workshop - Nanaimo BC

                1pm-3pm  Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Road

                    Contact Penny Mitchell

Nov 17:    Monthly Harmony Singing Workshop - Nanaimo

                Contact Joy Brooks

Nov 20:   Harmony Workshop - Denman Island BC - 6:30-8:30pm

               To Register Contact the Earth Club Factory

Dec 15:   Monthly Harmony Singing Workshop - Nanaimo

               Contact Joy Brooks

Dec 28:   Coffeehouse at the Roxy - Gabriola Island, BC

Dec 29 :    Harmony Workshop - 11am-1pm Gabriola

                To Register Contact: Colleen