Originally from Durham City Bob Lawson has lived in the Scottish Borders for most of his life, described as an incurable romantic his love of the lowland Scottish hillsides has been a great inspiration in his life and work. His songs are frequently inspired by literature and paintings like the much appreciated ‘Sweet Sweet Nothing’ or the descriptive ‘Rousseau’s Dream‘. One of the original Morden Tower guitar players his arrangements of poems by Pete Morgan, Ferlinghetti and the Liverpool Poets, Patten, Henri and McGough have been widely performed including Glasgow’s Mayfest and at The Edinburgh Festival. Bob features on ’Vanishing Tricks’ a wonderful al of poetry set to music and performed by Norma Winston and Linda Thompson. Recognised for his original 12 string guitar playing Bob was inspired by John Renbourn to take up the 6 string again and in the few years since has produced a collection of songs just itching to inspire singers and musicians to perform. Jazz, blues, folk and rock influences are all apparent in these compositions which include a bunch of songs created in the summer of 2010 with lyrics by Kathy Stewart.
Bob continues to perform and write and says, “music is a gift, made to inspire and share with others, I welcome the opportunity for house gigs, festivals spots and recital venues.. “Hopes , dreams, whatever , I simply want audiences to enjoy my music. I love to hear others perform my songs and over the coming months will include some of my work on Soundcloud“.
- P Eldritch (2011)
Bob is a member of the International Songwriters Association and PRS Music.
Any interest in the work is welcomed but please refer if you would like to perform or record any of the songs.