Richie Lawrence was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Eisenhower was president.
He grew up as a townie and farm boy and spent so many summers on the grassland of the family farm. But Lawrence was quite early in the musical palette submerged and taught himself to play piano at the home 1917 Steinway. He also appropriated the craft of songwriting and to his latest album ‘Water’ thirteen tracks penned together.Essential for life, of course, water, hence the title. And like this definition the album drifts quietly. The poetic lyrics Richie flawlessly strewn with delicious piano arrangements. The simplicity prevails clear and the songs unfold slowly but unexpectedly a simplistic whole. ‘Pirate Kitty’ even has a German tango rhythm. Laconic and humorous, it does not always boring. Like the rocking ‘Call Me Back’ and his two-chord vamp. Here the piano works brilliantly redeemed by a glistening guitar of Paul Lacques. ‘Fields Where They Lay “immediately telling Celtic protest song. But the buoyant mood in the Cajun influenced ‘Marry Me’ is ultimately the puppets dancing. Together with his band The Other Half Of the Yolos and his wife Katie Thomas Lawrence Richie will tour extensively to promote this album indeed. Richie Lawrence you will learn how to play and drink ‘Water’ or the big Montains.Check it out!
– Philip Verhaeghe