Music Matters: Jerry Lawson: Just a Mortal Man

The Persuasions made something like 40 albums in 22 years with Jerry Lawson as their lead singer and arranger, but until recently their album of Frank Zappa covers was pretty much all I knew of Mr. Lawson’s singing. They just didn’t play The Persuasions on the radio in the little town where I grew up, . . . → Read More: Music Matters: Jerry Lawson: Just a Mortal Man

Jerry Lawson: Just a Mortal Man

Jerry Lawson spent 40 years as lead singer and arranger of the a capella vocal group The Persuasions, singing gospel, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, R & B, and covering artists as diverse as Frank Zappa and Bob Dylan on more than 20 albums. His sweet but smoky tenor is one of the most recognizable voices . . . → Read More: Jerry Lawson: Just a Mortal Man

Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks

As you may know, Emma Bull is one of the writers who garners much approval here, as she’s a great writer, a talented musician, and a really nice person. So it’s not ‘tall surprising to me that one of her novels is on many of the lists of best novels that our staffers suggested for . . . → Read More: Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks