Dan Lawson’s reputation as one of America’s premier guitar players speaks for itself. He and his style have evolved into a charismatic blues-rock sound like no other! He is an award-winning singer-songwriter, producer of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. His album “Soldiers of Fortune” won Album of the Year (Group) at the 2015 Limelight Music Awards.
Dan Lawson does not just play the guitar, his guitar tells a story of passion and soul! Dan’s musical roots are a vast mix of Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Funk.
He’s also a frequent performer at all the major music festivals throughout North America such as “The Ottawa Music Festival” and the “Mont-Tremblant Music Festival” in Montreal, Canada. Dan has performed at “The Legendary Buffalo Chip” and The Easy Rider Saloon Music Complex and the Broken Spoke Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota, with the likes of Kid Rock, Joe Walsh, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, Blue Oyster Cult, and Alice Cooper, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Toby Keith, and Papa Roach. Foghat, Edgar Winter, and David Lee Roth.
The Dan Lawson Band is always a crowd favorite during Sturgis, Laconia, Myrtle Beach, and Daytona Bike Weeks. Dan also performed the National Anthem for former presidential candidate John McCain.
He has shared the stage with Rock Legends such as: Mark Farner, John Mayall, Dee Snider and Mark Mendoza of Twisted Sister, Matt “Guitar” Murphy of the Blues Brothers, David Lee Roth, Chris “Whipper” Layton of “Double Trouble”, Ronnie Earl, The 4 Tops, Jr. Walker’s Allstar’s, The Contours, Bad Company, Styx, Weeping Willie Robinson, R.E.O. Speedwagon, Charlie Farren, Danny Klein of the J. Geils Band, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers, The Tubes, John Waite, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Vanilla Fudge, Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchett, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Eddie Money, ZZ Top .38 Special, John Kay and Steppenwolf and Roger, Charlie, Mack and Brian of “Foghat.”
I would like to thank the following important people in my life starting with my wonderful wife, Brenda, “the Love of my Life,” Greg and Lee Sheridan at Full-Throttle Magazine, Tim McKee at Mesa-Boogie Amplification, Derek Brooks at Ernie Ball Strings/ Music Man Guitars, Larry DiMarzio, Robert Keeley Electronics, James Clark at Sonuus, Peterson Tuners, Balderas custom pedals “King Blossom Guitars” Italia Guitar Straps, Rusty Bickford at Trem-King tremolo’s, Telefunken Microphones, Graph-Tech, Phil Fazin Photos, Grover Allman Guitar Picks, Dino Monoxelos at Loud Technologies, David Allen Pickups, Ear Piece Listening Protection, Robbie Jarvis Sound and Lighting, Jeff Purchon at “Gig-Fx.” Also Paul Bondarovski of “Midnight Special Blues Radio” in Paris, France.
Jason Adams was born and raised in a small town in Connecticut before being baptized in the blues in Colorado. Out West he cut his teeth in bands ranging from Gospel to Blues to Funk to Rock, and it was there that he fell under the spell of performing. Credits include playing with Sam Bass (SaBo DeTo), the Lite Blues, Syless Hope, and A Certain Urgency among others.
Leaving Colorado, Jason moved back East to study at the Berklee College of Music where he earned a degree in Music Synthesis.
Having studied with the legendary Berklee Faculty, Jason sought new freedoms in music, which led to performing on bass, laptop, and synthesizers with the Berklee Virtual Orchestra, as well as other solo bass and laptop performances in and around the greater Boston area.
Locally, Jason has performed and recorded with the Dan Lawson Band, Dick Lourie, The Juke Joint 5, Adam Block, Sweet Baby J’ai, Joshua Rona, Soffie Viemosse and many others. He is currently proud to hold down the bottom in the Dan Lawson Band.
Paul Dillon grew up in the Boston area drumming for numerous bands and music projects ranging from R&B to Classic Rock and Funk while studying Jazz for a short time with legendary drummer Joe Morello.
Paul was part of Boston’s rock scene in the 1980s playing as the opening act for New Man, Extreme and the Neighborhoods. His recording and production of original music during this time landed him an audition on TV’s Star Search.
Currently Paul gives private lessons while playing exclusively with Dan Lawson. Paul’s solid swing and shuffle grooves rock in the Lawson Band tradition.