Lester Quitzau
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Lester Quitzau


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"Acoustic Guitar Magazine"

On nine original compositions (including two instrumental guitar duets) and two covers, Mae Moore and Lester Quitzau bring energy and intimacy as well as pro-digious talents to their first joint CD. Quitzau’s appealing baritone, well-suited to bluesy numbers like "Troubled Ways," and understated guitar and Dobro are a perfect match for the control, range, and versatil-ity of Moore's lustrous vocals, which, especially on "Stepping Through Fire," bring Joni Mitchell to mind. Moore and Quitzau have made solo CDs of their own, but together they have something special. The vocal harmonies and sensitive guitar fills are downright exquisite on "Here and Gone," Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan's "Hold On," and the bluesy version of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing," where Quitzau's slide really soars.
(Poetical License, www.maemoore.com)
Celine Keating, Acoustic Guitar magazine

- Acoustic Guitar

"Cathy Ennis"

An absolutely stellar record! Lester Quitzau's new CD 'So Here We Are' is a fantastic trip through well-written lyrics, great music, and creative production. It's early, but I predict 'So Here We Are' will make it onto a lot of Top Ten CD's for 2001 lists. Mine included!
Cathy Ennis, Announcer-Producer for The Listening Room/CKUA Radio Network.

- CKUA Radio Network

"Fast Forward Magazine"

A groove de force that rattles and reverberates the cornerstones of blues, jazz and rock music.
Fast Forward, Calgary, AB

- Fast Forward magazine

"Holger Petersen"

Lester combines a Blues base and a sense of Jazz improvisation and a spiritual quality to his music. It's very soulful and connects on the dance floor and to the heart.
Holger Petersen, Saturday Night Blues (CBC Radio)

- Saturday Night Blues CBC radio


Has released 8 recordings, one with Canadian songstress Mae Moore and four with world music band Tri Continental.A brand new recording entitled,'The Same Light' is due to be released in early 2009 .Distributed by Burnside in the US and Outside Music in Canada. Will also be available on CDBaby.



On "The Same Light", the new cd from Canadian Juno-award winner Lester Quitzau, he demonstrates more than ever the qualities that make him such a treasure to his growing numbers of fans, yet such a challenge for reviewers everywhere. His music draws skillfully from a wealth of sources, yet totally defies pigeon-holing. His songs are compelling in the best sense of the word- so skillfully crafted they demand careful listening, but so engaging and memorable they reward that attention many times over.

A quick review of his career- as a solo artist, as a member of the award-winning group TriContinental, and as a collaborator with international recording artist Mae Moore- reveals deep roots in blues, folk, and world music. But what has always mattered most to Lester Quitzau is the concept of evolution- creatively and personally. Where there is evolution there is growth, and where there is growth there is life.

"The Same Light" pulses with that life, song after song. "Let It Shine", "In Your Arms Again", and "The Only Cure" are among the cd¹s strong candidates for radio. Blues purists will find comfort in ‘These Blues¹ and ‘Find My Way Home¹ , and roots enthusiast will revel in the Bill Frisell influenced instrumental ‘Ferris Wheel¹ . Every song brims with equal parts groove and integrity, but it¹s the timely rendition of Pete Seeger¹s ’To My Old Brown Earth¹ that put¹s everything into perspective.

Lester Quitzau will be touring soon in support of "The Same Light"- watch for dates to be announced in the near future.