Time & Location
Dec 02, 2023, 7:00 PM
The Side Door, 2900 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818, USA
About the Event
The Eclectic Music Wonderland of RICHIE LAWRENCE
Richie’s musical backdrop creates the foundation for the varied genres that weave through his songs — styles absorbed, refashioned and born anew. Attending the opera with his grandparents at hometown Tulsa municipal theater; listening to country music permeating the Oklahoma airwaves; digging big band swing and Ray Charles with his father Richard Sr., also a pianist; older sister Jerry Lee and Elvis immersion; attending 1965 concerts featuring James Brown and The Rolling Stones; hanging with Chicago musicians and being initiated into the living blues, while first meeting and playing with Ray Bonneville in the ‘70s; moving to Los Angeles in 1980, meeting Paul Lacques, of I See Hawks In L.A. fame, and together forging a new wave polka music in Rotondi, as well as continued touring and recording with The Hawks on nine of their last ten recordings; Touring the world with cowboy folk music purveyors, Horse Sense; playing the Farmers Markets of the central California Valley with The Loose Acoustic Trio; and recently a renewed partnership with Ray Bonneville, touring and recording on his last three releases; and finally, uniting with wife, Katie Thomas, adding a luscious harmony and lead vocal to the latest solo recordings “Water” and “Rue Sanxay”, as well as live performance —
All define a rainbow of beautifully rendered song colors describing life’s myriad predicaments. If there's a niche here, the category Americana comes to mind, but in the broadest sense of the word. Enter the eclectic music wonderland according to Richie.
Richie Lawrence & Katie Thomas$20.00