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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: 1970

Guitarist and composer Lawson Rollins has received worldwide attention through his critically-acclaimed, Billboard Top 10-selling solo albums, multiple Billboard Top 30 jazz radio hits, eclectic collaborations with Grammy Award winning artists from around the globe, and sensational performance videos which have been seen by millions of broadcast television and internet viewers to date, including nearly 8 million alone on YouTube.

Lawson's genre-defying sound on the guitar has earned him rave reviews in the media: Guitar Player Magazine states, “He possesses ungodly classical chops, with dazzling speed, uncanny accuracy, and a beautifully delicate touch,” while MusicWeb describes Lawson as “one of the most accomplished and creative World Fusion guitarists on the planet today.”

Awards

Billboard Top World Music Album Sales Chart - "Full Circle"

Billboard Top 30 Smooth Jazz Radio Single - "Moonlight Samba" from Espirito

Billboard Top 30 Smooth Jazz Radio Single - "Infinita" from Infinita

Billboard Top 30 Smooth Jazz Radio Single - "Daybreak" from Elevation

Billboard Top 30 Smooth Jazz Radio Single - "Flight" from Full Circle

Gear

Custom made Pedro Maldonado and Lester Devoe nylon string guitars

Endorsed by La Bella Strings and LR Baggs pickup systems

Guitar Player Magazine: “He possesses ungodly classical chops, with dazzling speed, uncanny accuracy, and a beautifully delicate touch...Lawson incorporates jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and world music influences into his complex musical stew, making for an intriguing listen.”

Jazziz Magazine writes: “Rollins continues to refine his cross- cultural blending, as he musically travels from Havana to Cape Town to his own Piedmont region. The rousing opener, “Rumba del Sol,” provides a promise of the masterful string work to follow.”

Vintage Guitar Magazine writes: “Lawson's take on the genre features fiery guitar chops and lush, full-bodied orchestrations...Lawson's highly polished approach to guitar playing will impress anyone who appreciates a player with a broad creative palette and finely honed technical expertise.”

Music Web Express states: “One of the preeminent acoustic guitarists in America today.....

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