SHOW 1 MAY 16-23, 2015
Jerry Lawson was the lead singer of the famed A‘Capella group, the Persuasions. He was a founding member of the group, led them for 40+ years and recorded 22 albums on major record labels, not just as their lead singer but also arranger and producer. Over the year’s Jerry has led the group with tours for Stevie Wonder, Muddy Waters, BB King, Joni Mitchel, Paul Simon, Grateful Dead, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and many more. Jerry has been called one of the greatest soul singers and has been compared to some of the greats like, Sam Cooke, Solomon Burke and David Ruffin. He left the Persuasions in 2004 to pursue a solo career. During that time he led and recorded with a group called talk of the town. He was featured on the national broadcast Katrina benefit singing with Rod Stewart and later as a unique and special contestant on CBS’ the sing-off. At the age 71, jerry released his first solo album on a major label that is already critically acclaimed and features the backing of Nashville’s finest recording artists including Jim Lauderdale, the McCrary Sisters, Eric Brace and many more.