MARSHALL LAWRENCE/House Calls: The Canuck Ph.D./fingerpicker widens the lens here as he shoots higher with various guests including the Holmes Brothers. Mixing smart chops with found music edginess, this white boy that shouldn’t have blues at all has a certain white boy blues experience that has his stamp and only his stamp all over it. Rough hewn through the disc, Lawrence knows how to reach those who like their music coloring outside the lines. Yeah, you can call it blues, but it’s white boy/out behind the barn blues.

Chris Spector
Midwest Record
Lake Zurich, IL., 60047
May 10, 2013

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