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Trish Lester: What's New

New YouTube video for "The World Changed Forever," in honor of 9/11 - September 8, 2016

Just in time for the 15th anniversary of September 11, Trish has created a new YouTube video featuring her original song, "The World Changed Forever," written as a hopeful response to that day's tragic events.

View it here: https://youtu.be/kuaYheOYC50

Women on the Move Trio - NEW CD! - September 1, 2016

Very excited to announce that my trio, Women on the Move, has just released a new 12-song CD, "Honey with my Tea."

If you'd like a copy, please get in touch. We're making arrangements for online purchase, but are not set up yet.

Visit us on Facebook!

Honey with my Tea

Trish honors Vietnam Veterans - September 29, 2013

Trish was honored to sing at the Traveling Vietnam Wall in Santa Clarita, California, on September 28, sharing her original song, "Thank a Soldier."


Trish at Traveling Vietnam Wall
You'll find the song at http://www.trishlester.com/?section=music-15

Our Trio wins FIRST PLACE at Topanga Festival - May 16, 2011

Women on the Move Trio (Joan Enguita, Linda Geleris & Trish Lester), won First Place in the singing competition at the 51st Annual Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest/Folk Festival on May 15.

The group competed against a field of more than 35 talented contestants at this Southern California event, which drew thousands of music enthusiasts. What a great festival!

Artists were judged on pitch, enunciation, sound quality, rhythm, style, material and stage presence.

Women on the Move is new on Twitter, and would love to YOU as a follower! Thank you.
@WOMtrio
http://twitter.com/WOMtrio

"Plymouth Belvedere" hits the European Country Charts - October 1, 2010

Trish's CD title track, "Plymouth Belvedere," hit the top 30 on the European Country Charts in August.

"Women on the Move" featured in The Signal newspaper - May 16, 2010

Check out this feature on Trish & her trio, "Women on the Move," which includes Joan Enguita and Linda Geleris:

http://www.the-signal.com/news/article/28702/

Trish to be honored as a "Community Hero" - September 20, 2009

The Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association will honor Trish this month as a “Community Hero” – an award given for volunteerism. Trish’s endeavors over the past 30 years include volunteer service and support to more than three dozen charitable organizations, including AYSO soccer, Make a Difference Day, SCV Pride Week, Peachland School PTA, The SCV Chamber of Commerce, Prayer Angels for the Military, SCV Tea Party, Santa Clarita, Songwriters Circle, William S. Hart High School Choir Boosters, the SCV Emergency Winter Shelter, KIVA.org, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita Valley, and the International Association of Business Communicators.

Some of Trish’s notable achievements include establishing a rape crisis hotline in Long Beach; the creation of “Net:Work,” a job-finding system for professional communicators in the Los Angeles area; and the co-creation of the Santa Clarita River Rally environmental event. This month alone she is working on the Santa Clarita Valley Alternative Gift Fair and organizing a GoGirls MusicFest concert to raise awareness and funds for two maternity homes.

Trish often donates her time and talent as a performing songwriter. On October 4, she’ll be singing at a Military Family Appreciation event hosted by California Assemblywoman Audra Strickland, and on October 21 at a College of the Canyons Domestic Violence Awareness event in Valencia.

"Thank a Soldier" released on QuickStar Productions album - September 15, 2009

"Thank a Soldier" was released this month on a compilation CD from QuickStar Productions, entitled GOIN' BACK HOME/ Volume 11.

'Cookie song' hits Europe - September 4, 2009

"It's Just a Cookie" went out to hundreds of radio stations in the U.S. and abroad. It's getting airplay in the Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, France, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada!

'Plymouth Belvedere' song to be included on NPR compilation of irreverent car tunes - June 15, 2009

“Plymouth Belvedere,” Trish’s country/rock song, has been selected for inclusion on a compilation CD being produced by National Public Radio. The CD, to be released this fall by NPR’s popular “Car Talk” program (www.cartalk.com), is entitled “Car Talk Car Tunes Volume III: Stairway to Heapdom,” a collection of irreverent songs about automobiles.

NPR affiliates across the nation that air the “Car Talk” show will use the CD for radio promotions and play selected tracks on the air. “Plymouth Belvedere” is the title tune on Trish’s 13-song CD, available for sale right here on the Website.

People laugh when Trish tells them that she was inspired to write the song by the Foster Farms Chickens (www.thefosterimposters.com), muppet-like advertising icons that drive a 1967 Belvedere. “There’s no mention of the chickens in my song,” Trish clarifies, instead citing one particular TV commercial where the chickens attend yoga class and a loudspeaker voice announces that a Plymouth Belvedere with Arkansas plates is being towed. “The embarrassment of old car seemed perfect for a song. Everyone can relate to that!”

Listen to Trish's interview on Flat Cat Radio - April 7, 2009

If you missed Trish on Flat Cat Radio, April 5, here's a link to listen to the broadcast. Should be available for a listen for the next five or six weeks...
http://www.flatcatrecords.net/podcasts/Trish_Lester.mp3

'Thank a Soldier' now on YouTube! - April 4, 2009

Trish's song, "Thank a Soldier," is now on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fT6GHMiFLE
It's a tribute to the military men and women who have pledged their lives throughout the years to protect American rights and freedoms.

Great Review of "Plymouth Belvedere" at Women's Radio - January 28, 2009

Trish's CD, "Plymouth Belvedere," has been reviewed by Brian Ball, the Music Editor at WomensRadio.com

Check it out!

http://www.womensradio.com/content/templates/?a=3355&z=99

‘Plymouth Belvedere’ plays on NPR! - December 22, 2008

"Car Talk," a weekend automotive show on National Public Radio, played Trish's title track, "Plymouth Belvedere" on December 20 and 21st.

For the young 'uns out there, a Plymouth Belvedere is an old car and, yes, that's what the song is about.

More online exposure for "Thank a Soldier" - November 26, 2008

Defiance Fight Gear is raising funds for military families, through the sale of great-looking T-shirts. On their "Support the Troops" page, you can earmark a portion of your purchase for our American heroes. They're playing Trish's song, "Thank a Soldier" on their site.

Please drop in and give them your support
www.defiancefightgear.com (click on "Support the Troops")

Give the gift of a “House Concert” - November 19, 2008

Is there a music-lover on your holiday list? Looking for a fresh gift idea this year? How about a “House Concert”?

A 21st century cousin of the singing telegram and the hootenanny, the house concert is exactly as it sounds – a concert in your own home.

Trish did not invent the concept, but she has sung a few of these events, and would like to do more! The the phenomenon is growing in popularity.

Last month, she donated a house concert for bid at a charity silent auction. The winning bidder plans to book the show next spring.

There’s a new house concert link on the home page. We'll even design for you a gift certificate that can be wrapped up and put under the tree. If you're a last-minute shopper… we can e-mail the certificate. Get in touch right away -- send a message with your phone number to contactme@TrishLester.com for payment details.

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Traveling to Ireland - August 15, 2008

Trish will be in Ireland from September 1 - 7. Please get in touch if you have a favorite pub!

"Thank a Soldier" now at www.DearAmericanHero - August 11, 2008

The patriotic folks at Dear American Hero have now graced their home page with Trish's song, "Thank a Soldier."

Please drop in and give them your support
www.DearAmericanHero.com

Supporting the troops on May 17 & 23 - May 9, 2008

Three patriotic events coming up -- chances to share "Thank a Soldier" -- on May 17, May 23 and June 8.

Check the calendar for details.

Have a Holiday Laugh with "The Christmas Letter" -- FREE for a limited time! - December 7, 2007

Special for the Holiday Season -- Trish's song, "The Christmas Letter," is available as a FREE MP3 download for a limited time.

If you've ever received one of those annual holiday letters from friends or relatives, you'll appreciate the wry humor in this song.

We should all have such a perfect life!

Trish to honor Military Families on Nov. 18 - November 13, 2007

Trish will sing her new Americana song, “Thank a Soldier,” at a special event honoring military families on Sunday, November 18.

She has been invited by Assemblywoman Audra Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) to share her musical tribute at “Military Family Appreciation Day."

The third annual event will take place from 3 to 5 PM in front of JCPenney at The Oaks shopping center, 222 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks. Military families and supporters are encouraged to attend. Dr. Terry Paulson will give a keynote address. The event is open to the public with RSVP to Strickland's office, (805) 230-9167.

Trish's debut CD, “Plymouth Belvedere," released this spring, includes the patriotic song.

Those attending the November 18 event may purchase the CD on site. For every two sold, she will donate a third to U.S. troops serving abroad.

Local military support organizations scheduled to participate inthe event include: Ventura County Veteran's Support Services, Let Freedom Ring, For the Troops, Operation Gratitude, Operation Homefront, Prayer Angels for the Military, National Military Family Association, Freedom’s Flight Ministries, and Hope Coming Ministries.

Trish honors Veterans with "Thank a Soldier" - November 5, 2007

Trish will share her new song, “Thank a Soldier,” at the City of Santa Clarita Veterans Day Commemoration on Sunday, November 11. The event, at Veterans Plaza, 24275 Walnut St. in Newhall, starts at the traditional time of 11 AM. The public is invited.

Trish's debut CD, “Plymouth Belvedere” released this spring, includes the patriotic song.

“I was inspired to write the song after hearing a famous poem, ‘It Is the Soldier,’ by U.S. Army Veteran Charles M. Province,” Trish said. “Over the years, much of American folk music has been focused on peace. It’s easy to forget that peace and freedom have a price. We owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who have stood up to protect and defend us. They deserve a folk song, too!”

Lester will also perform the song live on radio station KCSN 88.5 FM on Saturday, November 10. She will appear on the morning acoustic Americana radio show, “Tied to the Tracks,” at 8:30 AM, Pacific Standard Time. The show is broadcast out of Northridge, CA, and for those out of radio range, it may be heard live on the WEB at www.kcsn.org/listen.htm.

The music and lyrics to “Thank a Soldier” are posted here at this Website, and the song is available for download at iTunes, DiscRevolt.com and other digital media sources.

Buy from iTunes & Amazon! - August 16, 2007

Hey -- Trish's songs and album are now on iTunes and Amazon.

Just search "Trish Lester" from the home page at each of these sites.

"Beautiful" CD getting great reviews! - August 11, 2007

CD Baby (www.CDBaby.com) has just posted a great review of the women's CD that carries one of my songs. The project, "Beautiful," is 17 songs by 14 independent women artists.
Another review has just been posted at www.womensradio.com/content/templates/?a=1905&z=121
Visit www.cdbaby.com/WomenOnTheMove to hear clips of all the songs and to purchase. A portion of sales goes to womens domestic violence shelters.

Raising funds for women's shelters! - July 30, 2007

I’m now a member of “Women on the Move,” a group of independent Southern California artists featured on a compilation music CD designed to raise funds for domestic violence shelters.

My song “How Do We Go On?,” was selected for the CD, entitled “Beautiful,” a collection of 17 songs by 14 women artists, produced by Joan Enguita of Red Coyote Records. The music comprises a variety of styles (pop, rock, blues, country and more) and encompasses different aspects of being a woman: following your dreams, love, breaking up, leaving an abusive relationship, etc.

“Women on the Move” are booking benefit concerts, so please get in touch if you’re interested.

My song, ‘How Do We Go On?’ tells three short stories, tied together by the commonality of the human struggle to keep faith and keep going, despite major life-changing events. The song is also included my own new CD, “Plymouth Belvedere,” which was released in May 2007.

The tracks on the “Beautiful” CD are unique and different, and yet every song was professionally produced by the same studio that recorded the music for my album –Nashville Tracks, Los Angeles. The seasoned Nashville musicians there perform and record with nationally-known artists.

To buy the Beautiful CD, go to www.cdbaby.com/cd/womenonthemove Become our friend at www.myspace.com/womenonthemove1 Check our performance schedule or learn about gookings at www.sonicbids.com/womenonthemove
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