Lee Jaster

Lee Jaster

 Austin, Texas, USA
SoloAmericanaFolk

Folk, Texas bar-room anthems, and everything in between.

Biography

Born deep in the heart of east Texas, it was the echoes of classic and southern rock that forged Lee Jaster's sound.  Lennon, Clapton, and Allman were the hallowed names of influence that defined an aspiring young guitarist and songwriter.  Starting in a small attic turned makeshift studio, Jaster developed, with a little-known band named Royal Cavendish, a distinct poetic rock style all his own.

After moving to Austin, TX to attend the University of Texas, a new sound emerged as he was exposed to the vibrant Texas music scene. Jaster's introduction to the legends of Texas songwriting provided the polishing ingredients he needed to texture his music, forming a timeless Americana rock sound.  

The long and diverse set of Texas singers and songwriters that have come before crafted a distinct and dynamic sound that has become a genre all its own. It is a rich musical tapestry created out of love, loss, sorrow, and happiness that tells so many great stories. It is the honesty and simplicity in Texas Country and Americana music that gives all homegrown Texas songwriters the ability to express their own emotions and stories.

Once the guitar riffs and lyrics of greats like Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Waylon Jennings, and the ever-present Texas Country, Red Dirt, and Americana music scene hit the ears of the young songwriter, there was no turning back. This new outlet of singers and songwriters provided a path that allowed Jaster a way to voice his own reflection on the miles and people behind him.

"Longing is a feeling we've lost as a generation, especially mine. Everything is instantaneous, except the things you want. You have to wait for those. Chasing dreams has a high cost of living on the soul, that's the mythos of the Texas songwriting greats and one I am hoping to add a verse to."

Jaster has been playing in Austin for several years and has just released his first full length studio effort, Thirty East. In this album, Jaster combines his divergent poetic rock amidst a traditional Americana backdrop. The albums first single Dollar Beer is a high energy, bar room anthem championing his glory days on the forty acres that many country and Americana fans can sing along with. 

 You can catch Lee Jaster performing in and around the Austin area.