S.R. Laws (Petaluma, CA)

S.R. Laws is an American singer-songwriter, musician and recording artist inspired by storytellers like John Hiatt, Lou Reed and J.J. Cale. He combines influence from songwriters such as Todd Snider, Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams and Bob Seger with early life experiences wandering the train tracks through wheat fields and smelling the fruit ripening in the orchards. The results are lyrics and musical arrangements that remind the listener of bands like Crowded House, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Neil Young.

Through forthright lyrics that are personal and earnest, this artist composes “lyrical pictures,” taking snapshots from the most common walks of life filtered through his own joy and tribulations. S.R. Laws captures time in the imagery of a journeyman’s perspective; from the mother working behind the bar every night and the multicultural kitchen workers to your darts playing uncle and the jukebox repairman. It is through uplifting songs and heartfelt-inspiring lyrics that S.R. and his characters join together and come to life.

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Posted on 4/12/21