About the Author
musician, singer/songwriter, poet
Lester Hirsh is an established singer/songwriter and guitar player who has performed in a variety of venues from New Hampshire to Florida the past 40 years. He is also a published poet, former coeditor and publisher of Bone & Flesh magazine (1998-2002), a respected literary magazine of poetry, prose, essays and art from the finest writers nationally and internationally.
Lester has performed solo and in a variety of ensembles over the years: the folk trio Side Three (Tampa Florida) folk/pop duo Jerusalem (Williamsport PA) and duo Sweet River (Concord NH).
He has produced and recorded:
- three LP tapes -- Part & Parcel (1986), Piper's Dream (1990), Whistle in the Wind (1994);
- seven CDs -- Tales of a Troubadour (1994), Sweet Surrender (1998), Strangers or Lonesome Friends (2003), Lester Hirsh Live (2005) and River of Strings (2006); The Other Side of Folk (2015); Arpeggio (2017)
- and the spoken word two CD set -- Mosaic II: Poems of an Ancient Order (2005)
Hirsh also was a producer and the director of the Summer Solstice Folk Festival in Pottsville PA in 2007.
He was a finalist at the Napa Valley Emerging Songwriter Contest in 1997.
In 2005, Hirsh was a Grammy nominee, for Best Spoken Word, for his volume of poems, Mosaic II: Poems of an Ancient Order, and honored by the American Academy of Music. He was also featured on NPR New Hampshire Public Radio, Front Porch in 2002.
For details about the author's poetry and songs check the Preface of this book and his web page:
His music can be purchased on www.cdbaby.com and through his web sites.