Rocky Lawrence

Rocky Lawrence

You might say the New Haven, Connecticut-based guitarist Rocky Lawrence plays blues from the Delta—the Connecticut River Delta. But Rocky's roots in the blues go back to the Midwest and South. About 15 years ago, Rocky put down his electric guitar and started an odyssey into the songs, music, and life of Robert Johnson. Rocky Lawrence had already made a reputation for himself as a brilliant electric blues guitarist on the East Coast and in the Midwest. A student of Muddy Waters, Hubert Sumlin, and Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, he was no stranger to the blues scene. For three years, fifteen hours a day, seven days a week, Rocky learned and relearned every note, every tuning, every vocal inflection of Robert Johnson's fabled 29 songs. Today, Rocky tours the country educating university students on the historical significance of the Robert Johnson songbook as it relates to the history of popular music worldwide. Using Robert Johnson as the starting point, Rocky traces the family tree of music through its triumphant climb over the last 70 years, and then drives the point home with an acoustic performance that truly says it all.

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Sponsor:
Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
Event Type:
Performance
Cost:
General Admission: $15, Reserved: $22
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music ,
rocky lawrence ,
the ark

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