Cool grandpa Lester Holt shows off his bass skills on 'Kelly Clarkson Show'
'I'm not nervous doing the news but right now, I am terrified,' he told Clarkson before performing.
"It's a sexy instrument," Clarkson laughed at the time. She clearly meant it, because in the episode that aired on Tuesday, she reiterated her opinion."Lester Holt jamming with my band, y'all!" she shouted as the show returned from commercial break."Looking all sexy on that bass, what!"
The two then proceeded to play a game where theytried to read ridiculous news storieson a teleprompter without laughing.Lester is also in a band called Rough Cuts, which is made up of predominantly other NBC employees and prior to the pandemic, had been known to play a few gigs. Moonlighting as a musician previously earned Lester a write up in
The New York Times, which noted that the NBC News frontman had been hooked on music since he was a teenager and saved money delivering newspapers in Sacramento to buy his first guitar, a knockoff Fender Jazz, for $60 at a pawn shop.That same guitar sits in his office at Rockefeller Center as a symbol of how far he's come, The Times reported. headtopics.com
“I’m at the top of my profession,” Lester told the paper in 2019. “There’s nowhere else to go, but I don’t want this to define who I am. If this job ever went away, I’m still me, I still have so much more to give, and doing this music thing is a symbol of that.”Read more: »
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