Lawrence

Good People Brewing Presents: Saturn Nights

Lawrence

Walker Lukens, B. Snipes

Thu. March 9, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Saturn

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Lawrence
Lawrence
After years of consuming Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, and Eggo waffles, Lawrence delivers Breakfast, their twelve-song debut LP. Led by siblings Clyde Lawrence, 22, and Gracie Lawrence, 18, the New York-based soul-pop group blends old-school and new-school vibes to create a set of songs that sound as good on the record as they do at their high-energy live shows.

To create Breakfast, Lawrence teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive/Tedeschi Trucks Band), and brought in several NYC soul/funk mainstays including Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band) for guest appearances. Following two short runs with Blues Traveler, Lawrence is in the midst of its first national headline tour.

Clyde and Gracie have been writing and playing music together since their early childhood, performing regularly at small cafés and clubs around lower Manhattan, and of course, in their living room at their grandparents’ request. During Clyde’s time at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, they met the crew of talented musicians that would ultimately form the full-time Lawrence lineup, an eight-piece keyboard-driven powerhouse with a dynamic horn section to support the siblings’ explosive vocal arrangements. It was with this group that they began to garner a passionate following at countless venues and colleges across the Northeast.

With Breakfast, Lawrence doesn’t shy away from the oft-maligned idea of “pop” music, but instead is on a mission to write the music they wish “pop” sounded like. They draw from the past and present, combining their love of The Beatles, Randy Newman, and Etta James with Beyonce, Ben Folds, and Amy Winehouse.

In addition to working with Lawrence, Clyde has composed songs and score for films such as Miss Congeniality (2000), Music and Lyrics (2007), The Rewrite (2015), and Hard Sell (2016). At age six, Clyde was admitted as the youngest member to the Songwriters Guild of America for his work on Miss Congeniality (2000). Gracie is also an accomplished actress who has performed on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, films such as Did You Hear About The Morgans (2009) and The Sitter (2011), and TV shows such as The Good Wife (2012) and The Americans (2014).
Walker Lukens
Walker Lukens
The EP was written in Austin, Texas throughout 2015, mostly in my garage (honorable mention to my living room.) Without my iPhone Voice Memo app, lots of performing around the country to half empty rooms, the Nick Cave ACL taping, Adderall, Tecate, and The Savage Detectives, none of these songs would have come about.

Jim Eno produced and recorded these songs at his studio, Public Hi Fi. I met Jim at a bar (Austin! what a town!) and now we've recorded an entire album's worth of songs (and then some!) The plan had been to Beyonce-drop a double album some time in the next 13 years and call it Chinese Democracy Revisited or Chinese Democracy II. But, frankly, my hair isn't that red nor can my bank account handle so much anticipation. Hence, the Never Understood EP.

The songs were performed and arranged by my favorite band of sweet and tender hooligans, The Side Arms. (We'll be touring for infinity so be on the look out!) I take some pride in the fact that I got Eno to play keyboards on the song 'Never Understood' since he's a drummer.

I hope when people listen to this record they think, 'damn, this guy is hungry. He sounds like he's been fasting for months, meditating on his songs. He's somewhere passed hangry. He could use a steak. He's pumping and thumping in time. The green light flashes, the flags go up. Churning and burning, he yearn for the cup.' I hope that you people put our tour dates on your Gcal cos I need to pay my band and Jim.

With Love & Squalor,

Walker
B. Snipes
B. Snipes
Singer-songwriter B. Snipes was raised in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It was here that his unique soulful voice and powerful songwriting began to take shape. Drawing upon a range of influences from folk to indie rock, his music feels at once nostalgic and new. His haunting and emotionally rich debut EP, "Away Away" was released in February 2015 to great reviews. On July 4th 2016, B. Snipes debuted his full-length record "American Dreamer".
Venue Information:
Saturn
200 41st Street S
Birmingham, AL, 35222
http://www.saturnbirmingham.com/