Mike Lawson & Friends


  1. 1.
    Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
  2. 2.
    The Thrill Is Gone
  3. 3.
    You Never Can Tell
  4. 4.
    Once You Leave Home (You Can Never Return)
  5. 5.
    Seeds and Stems Again Blues
Mike Lawson has recorded and/or performed shows former members of Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna, The Tubes, Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Tower of Power, Jerry Garcia Band, Vassar Clements, Narada Michael Walden, Will Kimbrough, and more.
His 1998 album, Vol 1. Ticket to Fly (Sumertone Records) featured performances by mentor Merl Saunders, Jorma Kaukonen, Bob Welch, Joe Louis Walker, Dennis Robbins and other friends.
In 2019, he released “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? featuring Vince Welnick, and “Mystery Train” featuring Vassar Clements, recorded at Nashville's RCA Studio B. Demos were released on Mike Lawson & Friends Vol 2. - Some Songs in the Key of Poe,” and Vol 3. - Outtakes and Oddities, released in 2019..
He is also a journalist, editor, author and publisher of music technology training and education publications for musicians and educators.
Mike served six years on the board of directors for the Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards (TEC Foundation/TEC Awards) until folded into the NAMM Foundation.
He served 10 years on the board of governors for San Francisco's chapter of The Recording Academy, holding leadership offices, served as a national trustee, on the Awards and Nominations Committee, and their Finance Committee. Since 2011, he is executive director of the Technology in Music Education (TI:ME). He is editor-in-chief of School Band & Orchestra and Choral Director magazines.
Lawson lives outside of Nashville, TN.


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