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The following recordings are currently available from Quiet Fire Studios

The Journey
2015 - QFP-0060

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The debut album of EMORY LESTER & JILL JONES, is the culmination of the sweet captivating voice and musical artistry of Newfoundland vocalist / songwriter Jill Jones, along with vocalist / world-renowned mandolin virtuoso Emory Lester. Showcasing original compositions by Jill as well as a selection of comtemporary bluegrass songs, this collection will be a wonderful addition to the libraries of acoustic music listeners.
  1. Love Me Just A Little
  2. Run Away Sally Ann
  3. Something Out Of Nothing
  4. Fire On The Kettle
  5. A Good Man
  6. Unexpected
  7. Song For A Winter's Night
  8. The Journey
  9. Don Quixote
  10. I Don't Park My Car In Memphis
  11. Wildfire
  12. Fare Thee Well

At Dusk
2013 - QFP-0500

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a time of the day that is peaceful and reflective, with feelings of heartfelt emotion, is captured in this brand new recording of fine acoustic mandolin-featured music.

Emory Lester’s unique mandolin style and sound are showcased like never before in this all-new instrumental collection. Sailing through colorful and dreamy versions of some of his best compositions, and a fresh and new rendition of the traditional song ‘Going Across the Sea’, Emory’s mandolin sings with a beautiful voice, with trademark clarity, tone and lyrical-inspired creativity.

Emory also pays homage to two of his longtime new acoustic inspirations, Darol Anger and Tony Rice, and features a solo mandolin rendition of peter Maunu’s new age composition ‘Cheyenne’.

  1. Going Across the Sea
  2. Overland
  3. The Great Chase
  4. At Dusk
  5. Headin' South
  6. Twilight on the Waves
  7. Cactus Pass
  8. Distant Teardrops
  9. Whoa Baby Every Day I Wake Up With the Blues
  10. Cheyenne
  11. Megatones

Reminiscing Today
2009 - QFP-030

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Emory Lester’s passion for colorful music shines brightly in this, his finest work to date. Complete with his most creative compositions, Emory’s strong, clear and lyrically inspired mandolin style sails through each track, which features songs of full acoustic instrumentation as well as solo mandolin, with two vocal performances by Emory of Graem Miles ‘Shepherd on the Hill’ and Al Stewart’s ‘Timeless Skies’.

Emory introduces the debut of his two sons, Justin and Josh, on bass and guitar respectively, who joined their father on several original instrumentals on this project.

  1. Hogwallow Flats Sound Bite wma
  2. Reminiscing Today Sound Bite mp3
  3. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Sound Bite mp3
  4. Shepherd on the Hill Sound Bite mp3
  5. Front Royal
  6. Run for the Blue Sound Bite wma
  7. Kuterevka
  8. In This Space Sound Bite mp3
  9. Fantasy
  10. Timeless Skies
  11. Home Sweet Home
  12. June Appal
  13. Hogwallow Flats (reprise)

2002 - QFP-011
Quiet Fire Productions

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'Cruisin' the 8' has become a landmark recording for Emory. In this collection, he has crafted some new instrumentals, and covered the entire acoustic spectrum from bluegrass, to jazz, to new age compositions - all in one CD. He tracked most of the instruments himself, including mandolin, guitar, violin, banjo, piano, acoustic bass, mandola, baritone violin, 12-string guitar, synthesizer, and percussion. Guest appearances by Mark Johnson, Mike Munford, brother Dale Lester, and George Hodgkiss.
  1. Cruisin' The 8 Sound Bite mpg
  2. Echinacea
  3. Mountain Air
  4. Salt Creek Revisited Sound Bite mpg
  5. King's Quest Sound Bite mpg
  6. Impressions
  7. So What
  8. Paul Barfoot's Breakdown
  9. Autumn Blue
  10. Billy In The Claw Ground
  11. Emo-Tion
  12. Steel Driver Sound Bite mpg
  13. Till The Next Time

1994 - NRCD-025-011

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Marion Linton, Allan Gorman, Kene Hyatt and Emory Lester definitely made their mark on new acoustic music with their first band effort, filled from one end to the other with cutting edge playing, original material, fantastic interplay and energy not often heard in this genre of music. Like the incredible level of energy at their concerts, this project captures all the power and subtle nuances of this group, and is still making waves as listeners from many other genres of music are discovering it.
  1. Headin' South .ra 227k
  2. Massanoga
  3. Mexican Moon
  4. Forever True .ra 201k
  5. Smell the Coffee
  6. 3 in the Side
  7. Waltz for C.C. .ra 225k
  8. Gingerbread Boy
  9. Even Steven
  10. Greetings
  11. Nighthawks
  12. Firm Roots
  13. Waltz for C.C. (Reprise)

2001 - NRCD-025-011
Pete Milano
Rhinestone Rooster Records

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This project was recorded by Pete Milano & Shaw Brothers Bluegrass Band. It contains a selection of songs that represent the traditional Bluegrass sound that combines high energy, vocal and instrumental ability along with the spirit of the masters who originated the music. Emory and Pete have worked together during the past 20 years but had never recorded together until this project. Emory's virtuosity is again demonstrated with some very tasteful twin mandolin work on a few songs.
  1. She's no Angel Sound Bite
  2. Stumbling Stones Sound Bite
  3. Cheap Love Affair
  4. Whose Shoulder will you Cry On
  5. Cry from the Cross
  6. A few More Seasons
  7. Margie
  8. Somewhere Between
  9. The Waters so Cold
  10. Mothers Prayer
  11. God Gave You to Me
  12. Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
  13. Say Won't you Be Mine

2005 - QFP-020
Quiet Fire Productions

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Just in time for a joyous holiday season, this brand new release of traditional Christmas music is destined to become a beloved part of the Holiday season. An instrumental collection of traditional carols performed by mandolinist / multi-instrumentalist Emory Lester, is sure to unveil the happy and wonderful atmosphere of Christmas, and become a wonderful gift for any acoustic music fan. The musical tones are thick, the musical colors are vibrant, and the Christmas spirit is sure to flourish with 'Christmas Carols'.....Includes creative mandolin versions of 'Carol of the Bells', 'O Come O Come Immanuel', as well as beautifully traditional versions of 'The Coventry Carol', 'We Three Kings of Orient Are', and many others...
  1. We Three Kings Of Orient Are Sound Bite mpg
  2. Do You Hear What I Hear
  3. Silent Night Sound Bite mpg
  4. The Coventry Carol Sound Bite mpg
  5. The First Noel
  6. Carol Of The Bells Sound Bite mpg
  7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  9. Angels We Have Heard On High
  10. O Come, O Come Immanuel Sound Bite mpg
  11. O Holy Night