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Richie Lawrence 'Rue Sanxay' - Big Book 

An artist who has been composing and playing music since the 1980s, Richie Lawrence draws on his experiences from playing with bands such as the Loose Acoustic Trio, Horse Sense and the Ray Bonneville Blues Band. As a solo artist he released Melancholy Waltz in 2010 and followed with Water in 2012 with his band, The Yolos.

 Rue Sanxay takes a step into different musical genres with four instrumentals in cajun/zydeco, French waltz, jazz trio, and classic ragtime styles. His wife, Katie Thomas sings beautifully on three tracks; When I Find My Love Someday, Play On and Oxford Town.

Tribute Rag is a solo piano piece and the title track is a fine, restrained waltz though a vineyard at the height of summer. Fellow Yolos, Scott Prawalsky on upright bass and Bart van der Zeeuw on drums add their talents and with fiddle, pedal steel, mandolin and accordion spread across the ten tracks, we are treated to quite an eclectic mix of music. This is a very fine release.

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