- | She Wants to Run | [Lead Sheet]
- | Real | [Lead Sheet]
- | Slow Food | [Lead Sheet]
- | Be String | [Lead Sheet]
- | One Bad Apple | [Lead Sheet]
- | Wok the Wok | [Lead Sheet]
- | Black Coffee | [Lead Sheet]
- | Chinaman's Chance | [Lead Sheet]
- | The Tao Is Rising | [Lead Sheet]
- | No Dog in the Race | [Lead Sheet]
- | Slippery Slope | [Lead Sheet]
- | Tao of Now | [Lead Sheet]
- | Pre and Me | [Lead Sheet]
Jon Lee takes an inordinate interest in people's roots and backstories
He listens, watches, ponders, and with head, heart and hands he blends language and acoustic stylings to craft songs that give voice to the connections between people, place, and culture: an immigrant uncle's steadfast toil and dedication, a beloved aging dog taking her last run on a favorite trail, friends and family gathered together to share slow food, an autumnalwoman's solitary search for purpose and passion finding her mantra in a trailhead sign.
Jon's strong sense of place has added to my own self-worth. This is a friend who celebrates my cultural traits and helps me recognize how my roots have enhanced my own sense of place and culture. We all have our own "Be String," and the more I honor my own back story, the more I appreciate the notion that, "there is no greater wealth, no greater health, than being in tune with yourself."
Give these songs a listen, then put on some slow food, have a cup of black coffee, and embrace the Tao of Now.
All songs written, arranged and performed by Jon Lee, a northwest craftsman and native son.
All instrumental tracks by Jon Lee playing six-string, slide guitars, bass, mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, trumpet, and percussion.
Backing vocals by Rahmana Weist, Dan Rhiger, Dick Norris, Kelsea Brooke Trout Lee.
Recorded and engineered by Dan Rhiger at Medicine Whistle Studio, Portland, Oregon. medicinewhistle.com. He makes me sound better than I actually am.
Co-produced by Jon Lee and Dan Rhiger
Cover design by Kelsea Brooke Trout Lee
Portrait art by Erin Bucklew at Muse Art
Photo by Scott Docherty, redhare.com
Graphics by Jani Moore, lonehorsedesign.com
Manufactured in Portland, Oregon at Saturn Duplication
Shout outs to Dave, Dick, Scott, Seth, Bob, and Dominic for enduring friendship, and Pat Bradshaw for the resonator.