Samuel Lawson

Samuel Lawson

Instrumentalist

Classical and Celtic Guitar and Lute
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Real music on real instruments for everyone that can go anywhere.

More than just vibrations in the air, but melodies that transcend time and place, that communicate without words. Harmonies that resonate with the story of the universe. Okay - this is getting overly metaphysical, but that's how I feel when I'm sitting in a pool of sound echoing from my instruments: classical guitar, lute, mandolin, tin-whistle or fipple flute.

I combine Classical, Celtic, Renaissance, and Jazz repertoire, historical research, and original works to create experiences for audiences, experiences which go beyond that of the traditional recital-style performance. I often perform as a soloist, other times with my wife, Rebekah Lawson, as well as with ensembles. I play Classical, Celtic, Jazz, and early music genres such as Renaissance and Baroque. It is a sizeable repertoire that I've built over nearly a quarter-century of performing.

Previous engagements include performances for the Indiana Society of the Classical Guitar, Barcelona Tapas restaurant, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Basile Theatre, Fishers Renaissance Faire, the Scottish Society of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games, Claddagh Irish Pub, Garfield Park Arts Center, the Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival, the Indianapolis Zoo, Fairview Presbyterian Church, and a great many weddings and parties. Original composition performed by the Chancel Choir of Fairview Presbyterian Church.

Education and professional affiliations:
Master of Music, Butler University,
master-classes with Andrew York and Thomas Echols,
individual studies with Brett Terrell and further post-graduate work with Paul Reilly 

Former vice-president of the Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar,
Scottish Society of Indianapolis,
Fellowship of Scottish Antiquaries,
Indiana Free and Accepted Masons,
Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis

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