Last night was a great time playing with my old buddy Trent Tomlinson on his Stageit.com show with my El Camino compadre Jon Nicholson. Trent and I have been friends about ten years. Ive written many songs and played many shows with him. Good times.
Shannon joined James Otto on a “life changing” USO Tour to Iraq and Kuwait in April 2011. Here’s a couple of videos from James Otto’s collection that shows a little about their trip, so you can hear it in their own words. More videos coming soon! Keep posted.
Happy Memorial Day, and thank you again to all who are serving our country, all who have served, and those who have given up their lives to preserve our freedom. We appreciate you.
Rainy Day Whiskey has been long awaited by many fans- and our team is proud to announce the digital release of “Rainy Day Whiskey”. You can also find it on iTunes and just about every other digital partner online!
If you don’t want to wait, then you can grab it here at CD Baby…
Thanks for bein’ a fan and please pass this link on!
A big YEE HAW and THANK YOU goes out to David Downing and the entire Yellowberri team. Here’s a video that they made from footage shot live at The Galoots show on February 25, 2001. Thanks again guys!
This interview preceded The Galoots show that took place on February 25, 2011. It was the first time that Shannon Lawson & The Galoots played a show in Bowling Green, KY for 12 years. The event was held at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green. After twelve years, the fans in Bowling Green proved to remain a faithful bunch- we sold out our VIP tables and packed the room.
Thank you again to our sponsors: White Oak Hill Music Production, Allied Energy and The Great Escape. We couldn’t have put on such a great show without your help!
Thanks also to our many media partners, including Tony Rose at SAM 100.7FM and his awesome intern Nick Garrison, who recorded the audio for this video.
FEBRUARY 25TH, 2011
Tickets only $10
Sloan Convention Center
Bowling Green, KY
Limited Run Reprints of both CDs- “Ham Days” and “Records” will be available at the show. We’ll also have an aftershow “pickin’ party”. Get your tickets today!
We found a box of CDs from the original printing and have a limited number of these available! The prices include shipping.
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Blending country and bluegrass with healthy side portions of blues and rock & roll, singer/songwriter Shannon Lawson was born in Taylorsville, KY. Lawson’s family was full of amateur musicians who had frequent picking sessions at home, and he first began trying his hand at his uncle’s guitar at age four; three years later, he got a nylon-string acoustic of his own.
In high school, Lawson formed a rock band, but along with a slew of hard rock covers, he threw in twangier numbers by John Anderson or the Eagles to the setlists. After graduating from high school, Lawson relocated to Louisville to attend college and in his freshman year, he scored a gig with a local blues act (all of whom were African-American, except for Lawson), first playing lead guitar and then adding lead vocals to his resumé.
After a couple years, Lawson left the band and began playing Louisville’s coffeehouses as a solo acoustic act; before long, he hooked up with a bluegrass band called the Galoots and they soon developed a passionate local following for their high-energy mixture of acoustic country and blues. The Galoots released two successful self-distributed albums.
While in the Galoots, Lawson began writing songs for the group, and his tunes won him a deal with a Nashville publishing house, though his move to Music City also forced Lawson to leave the band. After hearing Lawson sing on one of his publishing demos, an A&R man from MCA Records’ Nashville office became curious and after a showcase solo gig in Nashville, Lawson scored a major-label deal in 2001. His debut solo album, Chase the Sun, was released in the spring of the following year. He joined Muzik Mafia in 2004 and toured with the collective group of talented artists while continuing his songwriting.
Lawson currently plays locations across the country and plans on releasing his next album in 2011.
Goodbye on A Bad Day can be found on the Chase The Sun album.