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Lawson Rollins

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: 1970    

When guitarist Lawson Rollins arrived on the World Music scene, he captivated listeners with his electrifying guitar style and expansive musical vision. His genre-defying sound combined the passionate rhythms of salsa and samba, the free-flowing improvisations of Latin jazz, the deep bass tones of the blues, the gentle lilt of the Bossa Nova, the fiery attack of flamenco, and the soaring melodic flight of classical music. Lawson has received worldwide attention through his critically-acclaimed solo albums, widespread radio airplay, eclectic collaborations with other artists, and sensational internet performance videos which have been viewed millions of times to date. ...
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Awards

Billboard Top 30 Smooth Jazz Radio Single (April, 2010)- "Moonlight Samba" from Espirito

Billboard Top 30 Smooth Jazz Radio Single (August, 2008)- "Infinita" from Infinita

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Featured recording “Elevation”

Latest Release

Elevation

Infinita Records (2011)

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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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Endorsed by La Bella Strings and LR Baggs pickup systems

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