Lonesome Jim Lawrance

Lonesome Jim Lawrance

 Upper Kent, New Brunswick, CAN
SoloFolkSinger/Songwriter

Lonesome Jim Lawrance, Canadian solo performer and singer/songwriter, combines unique guitar and harmonica with engaging lyrics, vocals and commentary to deliver an energetic, emotive, reflective and upbeat show in the acoustic folk/blues/roots tradition. Following years of vocal, guitar and blues harmonica work with power trios performing "rockin' blues" in clubs, bars, arenas, festivals and concerts across Canada, his solo show of original songs and eclectic cover tunes offers wide appeal.

Biography

Lonesome Jim presents an original solo show in the acoustic folk/blues/roots" tradition.

He began his professional music career in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada with "Tony George and The Imperials", and later with "The Jekylls and the Hydes", playing throughout eastern Canada, including shows with "Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs", "The Shadows of Knight", "Bo Diddly", "Dutch Mason", and many others.

During the years that followed, he fronted 3 piece rockin' blues bands in New Brunswick (Jellyroll)&,(Buzzoff),  in Montreal and Quebec City (The Magic Tangerine Toilet); in the Northwest Territories(Jellyroll)& (The Red Devil Rockin' Blues Band),  as well as having gigged and jammed in New York (USA), Beijing (China) and London (England). Most recently, in addition to pursuing his solo show, he has shared the stage with Atlantic Canada musicians including Matt Anderson, John Campbelljohn, Isaac and Blewett, The Downtown Blues Band, Hot Toddy, The George Street BluesBand, and Tracy and the Hurtin' Hearts.

In the fall of 2010 he launched his solo "Lonesome Jim" show, including appearances on the acoustic stage at "The Fredericton Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival", the main stage of "The Dooryard Arts Festival, and fifty additional club, bar, and concert appearances.

His current show features unique originals and a balanced mix of traditional acoustic style blues, rhythm and blues, harmonica blues, rock 'n roll and folk/roots selections.

His first solo CD, Lonesome Jim - "Not So Lonesome Anymore", an independent release, is available on iTunes and CDBaby and Soundcloud.

"It was a pleasure coming out to see you perform. Your album is fantastic and it was wonderful to hear selections from it."
M. Aiken

"We always love going to see you play. It's always a source of great entertainment."
K. Chase

"It was wonderful to have both my daughter and my mom hear you play."
K. Wilson

"Exceptional harmonica."
J. Thompson

"I'm listening to Lonesome Jim's CD 'Not So Lonesome Anymore'...whimsical, somewhat nostalgic folksy acoustic blues"
R. Christy

Lyrics

Frank Zappa Blues

Written By: Lonesome Jim Lawrance

Her momma told her stories 'bout the commune home
Where she dropped her first tab of orange double dome,
And how she found the truth about hell and heaven
While trippin' at the checkout of a Seven Eleven.

She walks in the classroom cool and slow
She even calls the English teacher daddy-o
'Cause her momma taught her all about the old rock 'n roll.
She wears a peace sign belt buckle down real low.

Her boyfriend plays in a neo-hippy band
Always stoned in the basement, she fully understands.
But you know that it took a really heavy toll
When she told him Robert Johnson wrote all the rock and roll.

I wish that Uncle Frank could hear me sing and play
But the big C got him down in Californ- i - a
But his ghost is always there in some dirty little bar
And sometimes it jumps on the end of my guitar.

Discography

Independent release:

Lonesome Jim - "Not So Lonesome Anymore"

Available on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon and Soundcloud.

Set List

COVERS:

Before I Grow Too Old - Fats Domino
Spoonful - Willie Dixon
Little Village - Sonny Boy Williamson
Who Do You Love - Bo Diddley
The Love You Save - Joe Tex
It Stoned Me - Van Morrison
Passionate Kisses - Lucinda Williams
Never Been To Spain - Hoyt Axton
My Girl - Smokey Robinson
Good Dog Blue - Traditional
Harmonica Train Time - Traditional
Carol - Chuck Berry
Money - Ray Charles
A Thousand Times a Day - Patty Loveless
Sweet Little Rock 'n Roller - Chuck Berry
You Can't Always Get What You Want - Jagger-Richards
Kansas City - Wilbur Harrison
Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
I'm Free - The Rolling Stones
You Can't Judge a Book - Bo Diddley
Silver Train - The Rolling Stones
Dreams To Remember - Otis Redding
You Pretty Thing - Bo Diddley
Mellow Down Easy - Little Walter
Too Late - Little Walter

ORIGINALS:

Lonesome Jim Blues - Lili & Jim Lawrance
Frank Zappa Blues - Jim Lawrance
Country City Blues - Lili & Jim Lawrance
Boot or Shoe - Lili Lawrance
Seers