Friday, May 25th @ 9:00 PM
Benton Lawson is a dynamically diverse singer, songwriter and guitarist with a unique style, personality, and sound. Lawson has more than a star-status persona and shares his emotions vividly through the music. His style and sound can only be described as having “that right amount of mojo.” Lawson’s original music identifies as alternative pop-rock with deep roots of blues, soul, funk and rock. He is influenced by many greats such as B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, U2, Prince, Dave Matthews, the Black Crowes, and John Mayer. Benton never fails to surprise his audience with the versatility of his voice, intricacy of his guitar skills, and genuine stage presence. Starting at the age of 12, Lawson taught himself to play by ear. He quickly became known as a mature instrumentalist and began to play for bands around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With the desire to start calling his own shots and create his own sound, Lawson created opportunities by forming the Benton Lawson Band and performing as a solo artist for various clubs and venues. His multifaceted sound will keep you guessing as he takes you on a melodic journey filled with poetic lyrics and complexly crafted musical phrasing. Lawson is passionate about sharing his hardships, life experiences, and philosophical questions through his art and music.