For most of his life, he lived in north Alabama where he made his living as a barber and became involved in the Muscle Shoals music industry, recording with Willie Nelson, Mac Davis, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs and others. His career included performances with Bill Monroe, the Original Dixie Gentleman, Mac Wiseman, and the Alabama bluegrass group, the Warrior River Boys. He taught a number of students in his backyard studio who went on to perform in regional bluegrass and country bands.
|NO. 2638||Al Lester||Al Lester Fiddles (LP, Album)||Three Star Records (4)||NO. 2638||US||1975||Sell This Version|
|R.L. "Buck" Shook, Al Lester, Jessie Nichols (2), Larry McWilliams, Jerry Clemmons, George "Frog" Fowler*||R.L. "Buck" Shook, Al Lester, Jessie Nichols (2), Larry McWilliams, Jerry Clemmons, George "Frog" Fowler* - Tribute To R.L “Buck” Shook By Various Fiddle Artist (Album)||Woodrich Records||US||1976||Sell This Version|
|MRSB-1128||The Mud Road String Band ,with Al Lester||The Mud Road String Band ,with Al Lester - Goin' To The Hilltop (LP)||Mar-Win Records||MRSB-1128||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|