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Thursday Music: Lester Fricks

Lest Fricks was formed in the summer of 2010 when two of our founding members, Glen Stewart (guitar / vocals) and Tony Matthews (mando/fiddle/vocals), both wanted to be better musicians and decided that forming a band was the way to do it. The group came together surprisingly fast: Heather Henry (guitar/fiddle/banjo/harmonica/vocals), Lilianne Smith (fiddle/vocals), and Jan Pulley (bass/vocals) soon joined in. When Heather left to help form a new group called Nash St. Ramblers with Sandra Herring, Sandra stepped in to fill the void when she’s not playing with Up Cane Creek, delighting us with her “Lego” banjo licks and vocals. Tony moved on to multiple pastures, namely Three Jack Jenny, the Blue Tailed Skinks and more, so Jim Prichard saved our necks by diving in with his vocals (lead and harmony) and his brilliant mando stylings