It’s a safe bet to call Friday night one of the more iconic nights in local music history.

The Lawrence Songbook, featuring transcribed music from a dozen tunes written by local songwriters, celebrated a release with a grand display of musical camaraderie at Liberty Hall. Several performers from the area covered songs released by Drakkar Sauna, Arthur Dodge, Suzannah Johannes, and more. Though the night was full of exciting appearances by local musicians of today and yesteryear, there were a few moments that stood out:

If you feel like tackling any of these songs yourself, the sheet music is available in the first edition of the Lawrence Songbook. You can learn more about the project here.



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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