Mandolin Virtuoso leads Trio live on Nighttown Stage!
Featuring: Bill Lestock-mandolin, Andrew Bonnis-acoustic bass, & Anthony Taddeo-percussion.
Bill Lestock one of North East Ohio's best musicians was described by the late Martin Juredine creator of the Barking Spider Tavern as the "Great Enhancer" an accomplished accompanying musician that paints a landscape to each song with everyone that he has played with. Performing for more than two decades with the groups Under The Tree, Mo Mojo, Cats On Holiday ,Charlie Wiener, Clearfork Bluegrass Band, Wallace Coleman and more. In 1984 Bill relocated to the East coast busking traditional and bluegrass fiddle tunes from Portland, Me to Key West, Fl living in a 1971 VW microbus. The change from playing music full time to being hired on the Cleveland Fire Department in 1991 brought a new world of imagery to writing music. Bills mandolin playing and music is truly inspiring and different than all other in North East Ohio, mixing styles from baroque to bluegrass with interesting rhythms and originality.
Original instrumental mandolin music that is a compelling blend of bluegrass, old time, baroque and blues perhaps best defined as "New Acoustic" or "Modern Acoustic" music. A deeply profound sound inspired from both the outside world and inside focus woven from several walks of life A firefighter in the city of Cleveland for 26 years Bill incorporates melodies and imagery from a life and culture of firefighting. Accompanying musicians are Anthony Taddeo percussionist and Andrew Bonnis upright bass.