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Steve Lawson Releases “TLC”
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Steve Lawson Releases “TLC”

Steve Lawson’s music has always carried a certain amount of emotional weight, but his latest release may be the deepest. The solo bass master was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and “TLC” was recorded amidst his chemotherapy treatments.

Steve Lawson: It Comes In Waves
Bass Videos

Steve Lawson: It Comes In Waves

Steve Lawson dropped track two of his album, “TLC,” yesterday and shared that there’s a video for the first track. "'It Comes In Waves' features some of the most egregiously celebratory 'soloing' that I've ever released," Steve shared.

Benefit Concert for Steve Lawson Set For August 28
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Benefit Concert for Steve Lawson Set For August 28

In July, Steve Lawson shared the hard news that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Now, three musicians are teaming up for a livestream fundraiser to support their friend.

Support for Steve Lawson
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Support for Steve Lawson

This is a difficult story to write. One of my great friends, Steve Lawson, shared some tough news recently, regarding his health. Here’s how you can help.

Steve Lawson Pays Tribute to Rick Turner with New Album
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Steve Lawson Pays Tribute to Rick Turner with New Album

The world lost a visionary and pioneer of the bass world when Rick Turner passed away on April 17, 2022. Steve Lawson had a special relationship with Turner, and he’s just released a tribute album, simply called “Rick”.

Steve Lawson: For Rick Turner
Bass Videos

Steve Lawson: For Rick Turner

We were sad to report on the news of Rick Turner’s passing. Our friend Steve Lawson had a special relationship with Turner, including getting a bass made by the luthier. Steve recorded this tribute to Turner after learning the news.

Steve Lawson: DownWithThe6ness
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Steve Lawson: DownWithThe6ness

My friend Steve Lawson is doing some very cool things right now with video lessons he’s posting to Instagram. The series looks at the 6 string bass and what it has to offer, and this track is a demo showcasing some beautiful music.

Steve Lawson Releases “Best of Vol 1”
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Steve Lawson Releases “Best of Vol 1”

It’s been twenty years since Steve Lawson’s first solo bass gig. Since then, he’s recorded over forty albums. Now he’s released the first volume of a “best of” compilation that picks out his favorite tracks from 2000 through 2013.

Steve Lawson Releases “The Arctic Is Burning”
New Albums

Steve Lawson Releases “The Arctic Is Burning”

Steve Lawson has released a new album that marks his 30th solo album in 20 years. As with nearly all of his work, “The Arctic is Burning” is an instrumental, improvised solo bass record that is thoughtful and beautiful.

Steve Lawson: Start Everywhere
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Steve Lawson: Start Everywhere

Steve Lawson is releasing his latest album, “The Arctic Is Burning,” on September 2nd, and he’s just shared the closing track. The chill tune offers up a lot of interesting sounds along the way.

More Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson, Part 2
Interviews

More Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson, Part 2

In our last interview with solo bass whiz Steve Lawson, he gave us the scoop on his latest album, Beauty and Desolation. The gorgeous seven-song collection continues the bassist’s constant sonic exploration and artistic growth. Our chat included his ideas on the album’s concept, his improvisational style, and how he uses symbolism in music. In part two of the conversation,...

Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson
Interviews

Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson

Steve Lawson’s new album, Beauty and Desolation, could not have a better title. The completely improvised album teeters between delicate melodies and ominous soundscapes that seem to be a perfect picture of our times. He takes us on this sonic journey with just his bass – and a boatload of gear. Improvisation and being in the moment are key to...