Kayla Hotte & Jenny Lester (Alberta & BC)
Growing up on Bluegrass can lead you to the Honky Tonks... Both Kayla Hotte (Alberta) and Jenny Lester (BC) grew up in musical families influenced by the community of Bluegrass music.  In one inspired late night jam at an NBC workshop in 2016 they discovered a  common passion for a repertoire of songs from country legends including Kitty Wells, Buck Owens and George Jones. Hear the voices of these two beloved Canadian, multi-instrumentalist, singers come together to put a tear in your smile and make you want to hold someone you love.
Jenny Lester

Roots music performer, songwriter and teacher from

Smithers, 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.
 Contact to book a Workshop or Performance 
rootsmusiclessons @ gmail.com 
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 while living on Denman Island, BC.
2018  Camps & Performances

Vancouver Island Music Workshop

Sept 7-9, 2018

Parksville, BC

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Original Songs


Aug 3-6, 2018

Wells, BC

Jenny Lester
original songs

Old Church 7-9pm

Sunday, May 27

by Donation

Smithers, BC

2018 Harmony Singing Workshops

May 27 : 5-6pm Smithers, BC  Old Church

  1. -first come entry, max 80

May 28 : 7-9pm Quesnel, BC

contact : rootsmusiclessons@gmail.com

May 30 : 10:30am - 1pm Courtenay BC

  1. -max 20 reserve Sound Waves Lesson Studio

  2. -soundwaves675@gmail.com