Palmer Street Coffeehouse will ring in the first weekend of the new year with the musical stylings of Eddy and Kim Lawrence, Friday, Jan. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Eddy has performed at clubs, coffeehouses and festivals across North America as a solo artist, both as a headliner and as an opening act for many well-known artists. He appears with his wife, Kim, who accompanies him on upright bass.
Eddy’s last album was titled “My Second Wife’s First Album.” The album name conveys the duo’s witty, light-hearted musical content.
His songs have appeared on many compilation albums, including NPR’s “Car Talk Car Tunes” and nine Fast Folk albums, which have been acquired by the Smithsonian Institution. Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls him a “great picker and killer songwriter.”
In addition to his own recordings, Lawrence has worked as a producer, session musician and recording engineer on releases by other artists. Last year, an album that he produced and played on, “Legion Stomp” by the Thundertones, was nominated for a Native American Music Award for Best Instrumental Recording.
Of Eddy’s artistry, Dirty Linen said “With a cynical eye and wry sense of humor, Lawrence exudes a world-weary attitude that is reminiscent of John Prine at his smarmy best.”
The Coffeehouse is well known for its acoustic music artists.
The new year will be its 28th season. The Palmer Street Coffeehouse operates on the first Friday of each month, Oct through June. It is located in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4 Palmer St.
Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the event begins at 7:30 p.m. Event admission is $10.
For more information about Eddy Lawrence and Kim visit their website at www.snowplowrecords.com.
For more information about Palmer Street Coffeehouse, visit its website at www.uuaplattsburgh.com. Contact Hap Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org.