I Don't Need the Whiskey Anymore
Jack Lawrence is one of the most influential flatpicking guitarists in the U.S. As a long time talent on the Bluegrass and Acoustic scene, Jack began his professional career in the mid-1970's with such early pioneer bands as The New Deal String Band and Bluegrass Alliance. Since 1983, Jack has been playing guitar side-by-side with Doc Watson, both on-stage and in the studio. Over the years, the two musicians have developed a brilliant guitar partnership, capitalizing on both their strengths. Lawrence tours extensively with Watson and also as a solo artist throughout the U.S. and Europe. Jack's talents are featured on many of Doc's recordings and in 1997 he released his first solo project 'About Time.' In 2001, he assembled some of the friends he most admires for an exciting recording project. These sessions resulted in the April 2002 release of 'I Don't Need The Whiskey Anymore' featuring Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tony Williamson, The Del McCoury Band and of course, his old friend and partner, Doc Watson. Running the gamut from 'Honky-Tonk Bluegrass' to 'Gut Bucket Blues,' this recording documents Jack's musical influences such as Doc, Mississippi John Hurt, Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs and the Allman Brothers. Jack delivers listeners acoustic guitar 'wizardry' by combining exciting, high spirited and innovative solos with tasteful phrasing in his own inventive style.