Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase Eddy Lawrence

Having spent his childhood in Birmingham, Alabama and over a decade in the New York City area, songwriter Eddy Lawrence now lives in the North Country of New York State, near the Canadian border. His recordings have garnered critical praise in many publications, including Dirty Linen, Acoustic Guitar, The Village Voice, CMJ, Folk-Roots, Performing Songwriter, and New Country.

On Eddy's latest release, Going to Water, he dives headfirst into Native Americana. Of European and Cherokee ancestry, Eddy became more aware of and interested in his Native heritage when he began playing with various musicians at Akwesasne, near his home. His song "The Onkwehonwe Polka" has become a favorite on CKON, Mohawk Nation Radio.

In addition to his seven solo albums, Eddy has appeared on many compilations, including nine Fast Folk albums, which have recently been acquired by The Smithsonian Institution.

Eddy lives and records in the solar-powered cabin that he and his wife, Anne, built on their 76-acre homestead. When he's not making music, he stays busy gardening, fishing, hunting, maple sugaring, and tending to his flock of chickens.

Eddy works as a musician and guitar teacher. He has performed at clubs, coffeehouses, and festivals across North America, both as a headliner and as an opening act for many well-known artists.

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