As a recovered rock ‘n’ roll singer, and lately an old-ti me-roots-music musician, I have not released many songs I’ve written over the last 30 years or more because they did not fit into a genre that I had an audience for. Also, the various record labels that released my music over the years, bless their hearts, always complained that my songwriting style was not consistent enough for the “modern” music market (i.e.: whatever style was currently selling); so be it. I always looked at my original music as a photograph of sorts of what I was experiencing inwardly and outwardly at a given time. My next several projects will be to hopefully make up somewhat for the mistakes I made trying to be popular and commercial. I would also advise younger songwriters to ignore what other artists are doing and especially ignore what the labels and suits would like you to do. Be yourself, tell your own story, and express your true feelings in your music. Never lie. In the end, you are the only one you have to please.
I hope this collection of songs will help you reflect on your own journey. I also hope you will share them with any of your friends and family that may enjoy them. Onward and upward.
Steve Lester, aka: JT Easy
Church of Easy by JT Easy on Apple Music
CHURCH OF EASY | JT EASY (AKA: STEVE LESTER) | New Moon Records
Church of Easy by JT Easy on Amazon Music – Amazon.com
Photo credit: Kathleen Cle