“On this fine album 'Rue Sanxay' Richie serves us a deliciously varied buffet of eclectic music. A must-have for fans of the keys: piano and accordion. I just hope Richie will sing a bit more again, on his next record. If you want to hear a true professional, listen to Richie Lawrence!”
“there's something powerful and joyful about his piano compositions
that's hard to explain, my favorite is the "Bee's Blues", which weaves the
classic melody of "Für Elise" with a series of lively ragtime blues riffs that I
can listen to over and over again.
Richie Lawrence's three decades of experience playing music
professionally truly come through in this great album. If you have a love for
original piano compositions as I do, be sure to pick up Melancholy Hills”
“This is what music is meant to do, I am transported….
Magically Lawrence creates secular hymns crossed with just the right hint of
music hall bawdiness. When there is regret it is gentle and when there is love it is profound and utterly moving.”
"his debut album Melancholy Waltz, an album that contains lots of original and incredible music, amazing piano playing and songs that cannot be easily labeled or defined. It just means that Lawrence is a one of a kind."
Rootsville Music Review
“First there is the uncommonly handsome artwork. Then there is the music of a rare beauty and simplicity revolves around the impressive piano playing of Richie...
I am particularly impressed by the versatility of the piano playing of Richie, that man changes of style with unprecedented ease and he knows every time the right tone and the right timbre to find”
Hallandsposten.se Gert-ove Fridlund
“Excellent pianist with passion. The strength is in the mood, the melancholy
richness, the feeling, and passion. Everything sounds unpretentious, while
“Melancholy Waltz’ is an exceptional but wonderful professional
“His playing is loose and wry, virtuosic but never boastful. The production is crisp and clear, but the songs are barrel-aged and smoky."
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