About Marshall

"... It's still delta-style country blues, but new. In fact, I think Lawrence is following in the footsteps of some very important artists like Bernie Pearl and Corey Harris and Taj Mahal in the way that he is at once historical musicologist and contemporary interpreter..."

The Sunday Night Blues Project album review

From Flin Flon to Memphis and back again​

“I did the rock thing, I did the punk thing, I did the funk thing, I did the blues. 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.”   

     ~ Marshall Lawrence

Marshall has the distinction of being a Maple Blues Award and Canadian Independent Music Award nominee

His fiery approach to guitar playing and catchy song-writing has had him compared to Rory Gallagher (Rock Radio Magazine), Taj Mahal, Roy Bookbinder and Corey Harris (Rootstime), to Johnny Winter and Kim Mitchell (Music Reviews by the Rock Doctor) and Woody Guthrie (Living Blues). He’s also been described as a Neo-Delta visionary (Living Blues Magazine).

Marshall has co-produced and released “Where’s the Party” (2003), “The Morning After” (2008), “Blues Intervention” (2010), “House Call” (2013), and Feeling Fine (2018) to wide critical acclaim.

His albums have charted

  • Top 10 on Canada’s Roots Music Report – for radio play

  • Top 10 on Roots Music Report – Roots Blues & Blues Rock

  • Top 50 Blues (International) – for radio play

  • Top 10 on Roots Music Report – Roots Blues – Top 50 Blues Rock (International) – for radio play

  • Top 10 on Roots Music Report – Roots Blues – Top 50 Blues Internet Radio Airplay Chart

  • #12 on Australian International Blues Airplay Chart.

Awards & Honours

  • Judge for the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge (2014, 2015, 2016) (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Maple Blues Award Nominee – New Artist/Group Of The Year
  • Canadian Independent Music Award Nominee  – Favourite Blues Artist Group or Duo of the Year
  • Toronto Blues Society “Blues Summit IV” Selected Showcase Artist
  • Toronto Exclusive Magazine Award Winner – Best Provincial Male Blues Artist
  • 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
  • In the Top 5 for Edmonton (Radio Active): CBC Searchlight: The Hunt for Canada’s Best New Artist
  • Toronto Exclusive Magazine Award Nominee – Best Provincial Blues CD Album  “The Morning After”
  • Toronto Exclusive Magazine Award Nominee – Provincial Artist of the Year

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