Slip Into the Crowd
Acoustic rock musician Reed Thomas Lawrence offers that rare jewel to his fans. He writes and plays music that is original and artistic but doesn't lose a drop of pop friendliness in the process of seeking to infuse thoughtfulness and intelligence into the world of music. His vision remains uncompromised while bringing music to the masses that the masses will embrace. Entrancing melodies and singular vocal stylings help elevate Lawrence above the crowd. His music ably references multiple genres, weaving his influences into a cohesive new flavor. When working at peak creative efficiency, the music seems to be some alive and flowing in from beyond, according to Lawrence. "When I pick up the guitar (or any instrument), it's like tuning into a channel where, if I can get the dial tuned in just right, everything flows through clean and clear and it seems it's coming from somewhere else." This focused summoning of creative energy is obvious in Lawrence's songs, which spring forth with a natural, organic feeling that never seems strained or artificial. Lawrence's music feels genuine. Says Lawrence, "When I write music, it's all about finding that channel where you don't use your mind - you just feel around for what fits ..." Lawrence describes the first time he was exposed to the music of one of his musical heroes. "When I saw this man and his guitar, he looked possessed," Lawrence recalls. "It seemed that the music came from somewhere else and he was just letting it flow through him." The manifold revelations that assailed his mind and spirit showed him that he too was imbued with a powerful passion for music and that while one may be able to hear the music, not everybody can feel it. The power of Lawrence's music is that he does feel it and he translates his passion into music that makes the listener feel it. One might even say he's a man possessed. "Lawrence's music is engaging in large part because his versatility and keen musical perceptions lead to the creation of songs that are rich in texture and utterly captivating."