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Marshall Lawrence

“I did the rock thing, I did the punk thing, I did the funk thing, I did the blues, and for me this new album Feeling Fine is a progression to coming back home. I use all of these musical influences in my approach to playing, whether I’m playing acoustic or electric. For me it’s not about playing like someone else because they’re popular, it’s about self-expression and playing what I feel. It’s about making sure I do whatever I can to help the listener have a good time and feel fine.”  ~ Marshall Lawrence

Marshall’s fifth release “Feeling Fine” (2018) is a return to high-energy rock & blues reminiscent of the late 70s and 80s British and American rock scenes. Marshall’s fiery approach to guitar playing and catchy song-writing come together for 10 original, exciting, hook-laden tracks.

Marshall has previously written and released “Where’s the Party” (2003), “The Morning After” (2008), “Blues Intervention” (2010), and “House Call” (2013) to wide critical acclaim.

In reviews of his previous CDs, Marshall has been described as a Neo-Delta Visionary (Living Blues) and has been compared to Woody Guthrie (Living Blues) and to Taj Mahal, Roy Bookbinder and Corey Harris (Rootstime). Marshall has the distinction of being a Maple Blues Award and Canadian Independent Music Award nominee.

Feeling Fine CD Cover
Feeling Fine CD Cover

Album Awards & Recognition

  • Top 10 on Roots Music Report – Roots Blues – Top 50 Blues Internet Radio Airplay Chart
  • Named Best Canadian Blues Album of 2013 by Blues Underground Network
  • Nominated for a 2013 Blues 411 “Jimi” Award in the Acoustic Blues category
  • Nominated for the Best Acoustic Blues Album 2013 in Wasser-Prawda (Germany) online-magazine readers poll
  • “I Got To Ramble” from “House Call” nominated for Blues Recording Of The Year 2014 Edmonton Music Awards
  • #2 on Blind Lemon Blues CHMR 93.5 FM TOP 20 Canadian Blues Albums of 2013
  • #3 on Wasser-Prawda’s (Germany) Best Blues 2013 (Acoustic)
  • Top 10 on Canada’s Roots Music Report – for radio play and in the Top 10 on Roots Music Report – Roots Blues – Top 50 Blues (International) – for radio play
  • Named “Best Canadian Blues Album” by Blues Underground Network
  • Ranked #6 in CFBX Top 25 Blues Albums for 2010
  • Ranked #8 in WWCU CB Roy’s Mostly Blues Top 50 Albums of 2010
  • Listed in WUCX-FM Eclectic Chair (Trish Lewis) Best of 2010 list
  • Listed in CHMR-FM Blind Lemon Top Twenty Canadian Blues Albums of 2010
  • Top 10 on Canada’s Roots Music Report – for radio play and in the Top 10 on Roots Music Report – Roots Blues – Top 50 Blues (International) – for radio play
  • Named “Best Acoustic Release – Canada” by Blues Underground Network
  • Named one of the Top 20 Best Blues Albums released in 2008 by Norman Davis – “Midnight Flyer” Blues Radio Show – KKIT-FM, Taos, NM; KEGR-FM, Concord, CA;, San Francisco and


  • Named “Acoustic Artist” for 2013 in Aujourd’hui le Blues TOP PICKS 2013 (CKIA FM 88.3 Quebec City)
  • Received the Blues Underground Network Ambassador Of The Blues Award 2010
  • Maple Blues Award Nominee – New Artist/Group Of The Year
  • Canadian Independent Music Award Nominee – Favourite Blues Artist Group or Duo of the Year
  • Judge for the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • In the Top 5 for Edmonton (Radio Active): CBC Searchlight: The Hunt for Canada’s Best New Artist
  • Toronto Exclusive Magazine Award Winner – Best Provincial Male Blues Artist
  • Toronto Blues Society “Blues Summit IV” Selected Showcase Artist
  • Toronto Exclusive Magazine Award Nominee – Best Provincial Blues CD Album “The Morning After”
  • Toronto Exclusive Magazine Award Nominee – Provincial Artist of the Year


Marshall has co-produced and published over 30 music performance videos including the Web Series "Doctor Blues Makes a House Call

Marshall is a proud member of:

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Why I Love The Blues

Marshall has co-produced and released 13 episodes of the WEB series “Why I Love The Blues” asking blues musicians, fans, and movers & shakers why they love the blues. To date, the series has received over 11,000 views.

© Marshall Lawrence