Here is the link to the Why I Love The Blues WEB series… ENJOY !!!!
Hey Blues Army !!!
Great news !!! My original tune “I Got To Ramble” from my CD “House Call” has been nominated for Blues Recording Of The Year in the 2014 Edmonton Music Awards !!!
I am one happy Blues Dude !!! My Blues Army RAWKS !!!! 🙂
HEy Blues Army !!!!
I was named “Acoustic Artist” in Aujourd’hui le Blues TOP PICKS 2013 (CKIA FM 88.3 Quebec City) !!! I am honoured and humbled !!! The BLUES RULZ !!!!! 🙂
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Hey Blues Army…
AWESOME NEWS… My new CD “House Call” was named THE BEST CANADIAN BLUES ALBUM of 2013 by Blues Underground Network !!! I am one happy Blues Dude !!
Hey Blues Army !!! Here’s another “NEW” GREAT review of my new CD House Call in Blues Matters magazine out of the UK. Enjoy
Here’s a quote form the review:
“… the guitars are all acoustic and it’s firmly rooted in the Delta Blues, altough he can raise a racket when he puts his mind to it….. whatever groove you stick your needle in to, you’re guaranteed some good music… ”
Read the full review.. click on the link below…
Hey Blues Army !!
Here is a new GREAT review of House Call from La Hora Del Blues out of Spain… Enjoy !!!
“The source of musicians who rely on traditional and acoustic blues is wide and varied, especially in the original country, United States. Of course there are good, not so good and bad ones, and Marshall Lawrence belongs to the first ones. This man is internationally known as the ‘Doctor of the Blues’ by the skills he has to perform surgery in his listeners bodies with his voice and guitar, instead using surgical instruments. Mr. Lawrence gives us thirteen songs in this new cd, eleven original ones, plus a traditional song, “Death’s Black Train” and another one by Tommy Johnson. Marshall sings and plays all guitars, as well as mandolin, tambourine and percussion. He is surrounded by Dave ‘Hurricane’ Hoerl on harmonica, Russell Jackson on double bass and The Holmes Brothers who add vocal harmonies in the track “Factory Closing Blues”, as well as Barry Allen, which supports with his voice the song “Death’s Black Train”. An interesting, unique and entertaining album, i am sure will help you to make your life a little more joyful and peaceful. VERY GOOD.”
Hey Blues Army !!! Here’s an AWESOME review in Crossroads Blues Society of Northern Illinois newsletter – November- December issue 2013
“… Deft finger-picking and sweet harmonica blend with good story-telling for some toe-tappin’ blues… Definitely recommended! ….”
House Call Marshall Lawrence www.doctorblues.com www.marshall-lawrence.com 13 tracks/44:16 Edmonton,
Alberta native Marshall Lawrence’s fourth album released on May 21, 2013 is a real gem. Called the “Doctor of the Blues” and Canada’s ” best acoustic slide and finger-style blues and roots artist”, Lawrence actually has a doctorate in psychology and uses music in his practice to connect with patients. Lawrence asked his dad for a guitar when he was 10 years old in 1996. By the time he was 14 he was doing live performances. Influenced by music greats like Chuck Berry, BB King, Johnny Winter and Eddie Hazel, Lawrence was drawn to acoustic guitar and mandolin.
There are 11 original tracks on the album. Electric guitar is absent but not missed at all. Deft finger-picking and sweet harmonica blend with good story-telling for some toe-tappin’ blues. All tracks are under four minutes in length so the music and message doesn’t get lost in translation. My favorite tracks include the toe-tapping “Mean Momma Blues”, “Factory Closing Blues” which is a commentary about hard economic times relevant to current times and “Biscuit Rolling Daddy” with its great finger-picking.
Hey Blues Army… Here is an AWESOME review of House Call in Living Blues magazine !!! I am one happy Blues Dude !!!!
Here is a quote from the review …
“With a singer songwriter’s disciplined approach to Delta lore and a nod to heartland inspired folk wisdom, Lawrence plays the blues like a 21st century Woody Guthrie.”
Here is the review…..