So Here We Are

Lester Quitzau

Electrifying blues with a little acoustic soul on the side by Canadian Juno Award winner. Slide guitar with a huge sound.Enhanced.


Meet Canadian roots music artist Lester Quitzau, a mellow guy who throws down a heavy groove. In a field where intangibles like feel and integrity count for so much, Quitzau has forged an exemplary career. What began with a solid blues apprenticeship in the funky working-class bars of Edmonton has grown into an eclectic and constantly evolving musical journey for the guitarist, singer, song-writer, composer and producer. Whether he's coaxing languid, hypnotic sounds from his slide guitar in an intimate solo concert, or improvising freely with musical partners like Bill Bourne and Madagascar Slim, the Very Electric Trio, or his latest work with Mae Moore, a hard-won honesty underscores every note.


What a great album....a superior record with great production. --Terry David Mulligan - Mulligan Stew

'So Here We Are' was the longest charting new release in CKUA history. --David Ward - CKUA Radio Network

Quitzau's guitar work is better than ever, cutting through the haze with a balance of strength and taste that's occasionally hair-raising. --Roger Levesque - The Edmonton Journal

Quitzau's new CD features scorching guitars, impassioned vocals, massive grooves, occasional touches of dub reggae, and a nod or two to the blues greats of the past. --Alexander Varty - The Georgia Straight

Big sound, great command of his instrument and chops coming out of the yin-yang. ... This is a disc you should play often, and play loud. --Marke Andrews - The Vancouver Sun

Quitzau's always been as soulful as the day is long ... This record again shines with what this talented guitarist is all about: the groove, and playing right from the heart. --Kirby-Music Alberta Magazine

Working in a trio format featuring bassist Greg Johnston and percussionist Lyle Molzan, Lester explores a breathtaking variety of styles, from electronically enhanced blues-rockers to gentle acoustic ballads. With characteristic understatement, he says, 'I like to keep things interesting.' --Scene, Summer 2001

One of the most unique musical experiences available.

--Philippe P. Rey, Musical Director, In Guitar Festival, Switzerland

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