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Lester Hirsh

August 15, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

Lester Hirsh is a gifted guitarist, singer/songwriter, and poet. Performing on Spanish 6-string and acoustic 12-string guitar, his style ranges from classical, country, and folk, to Brazilian jazz and Flamenco. His repertoire includes original compositions as well as standards performed with intriguing percussive guitar riffs and harmonica. Hirsh’s guitar style, singing, flair for humor, and ability to work the crowd have earned him the title “One Man Traveling Party.” In 2005, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences placed Lester Hirsh’s ‘Mosaic II: Poems of An Ancient Order’ on the Grammy Awards Ballot for ‘Best Spoken Word Album.’ Richard Isen (Musicians on the Internet) says of Lester’s musical style, ‘like Johnny Cash meets Allen Ginsberg with Woody Guthrie looking on.’ Of his performance, Jane Fallon, former director of the Wilton NH Arts Festival, says, ‘Lester Hirsh is the consummate performer with the polish of a professional and the enthusiasm of a rookie.’ While establishing himself as a world-class musician, Lester has also been active in the literary world. From 1988 through 2002, he was publisher and editor of Bone & Flesh literary magazine. His poems have been published in The Ashville Poetry Review, Signal, Tabula Rasa, and other periodicals. His poem, ‘Casualties,’ along with art by Fleur Byers, was on exhibit at the Pen & Brush Gallery, New York City, in 1992. His book, ‘Mosaic II, Poems of an Ancient Order,’ was published by the Writers Publishing Cooperative, Warner, New Hampshire. ( www.essentialbooks.com ) Ellen Hersh calls his poetry, ‘universal with the voice of an ancient troubadour and the language of our times.’ Don’t miss this wonderful performance. $25 /$20 for members. Complimentary refreshments. Call for reservations. 508-394-7100


August 15, 2013
8:00 pm
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