In 1953 my kindergarten teacher wrote a note to my parents stating that I was a ”monotone”. For 65 years, despite my love of music in all genres, I never sang a note for fear of being ridiculed. Finally upon retirement I decided to embark on this Quixotic adventure.
Unlike other forms of art, music is usually a collaborative effort of individuals with different talents coming together to create the product. This work is no exception. While the raw material here was created by me it has been brought to life with the indispensable collaboration of my vocal coach and muse David James Foerster and my guitar teacher and music therapist David Meyer. I am also grateful to Shari Kantor, Jaimie Florez, Steven Lucas, and Aaron Shively for adding their considerable talents to this project.
Most of all I am grateful to my wife, Virginia Lanse Lehman, for giving me the encouragement and the space to pursue my passions and live my dreams.
You Were There For Me
It Ain't No Easy
Like a Martian Rover
The First Time
In A Mexcian Bar
All songs written by Rick Lehman 2016-2018 (ASCAP)
Music by David James Foerster and David Meyer
All songs Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by David James Foerster at David James
Productions Elverta, California
Rick Lehman: vocals
David James Foerster: Keyboards, tambourine, slide guitar, rhythm guitar, drums, backing vocals
David Meyer: Acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, harmonica, piano, drums, backing vocals
Shari Kantor: Backing vocals on “You Were There for Me” and “Always There”
Aaron Shively: Pedal Steel on “The First Time”
Jaimie Florez: Violin on “Unfinished Business” “Ol’ Pancho” and “In a Mexican Bar”
Steven Lucas: Lead guitar on “It Ain’t Easy”
David Meyer appears courtesy of Longshot Productions
Produced by David James Foerster and David Meyer