The Jerry Lawson Legacy project explores the history of Jerry Lawson and the legendary Persuasions in chronological order as explained in candid biographical commentary by Jerry and special guest host and Persuasions aficionado Julie Lawson. It is being produced by Lawson Productions and Drew Verbis. Jerry is being recorded and filmed going through his entire catalog chronologically. That’s 25 plus albums and individual projects including collaborations with other artists. Drew also created and hosts Blues America and the Lawsons have given Drew exclusive broadcasting rights. We hope you will take a moment and like Drew’s Facebook page and leave a comment. Jerry and Drew would enjoy hearing from you.
Host John Semper Jr. of Experience Talks speaks with Jerry: Scroll Down to July 12th. You Can Listen Here and for more wonderful interviews by John Semper Jr. here is the home page of Experience Talks, a radio magazine for the experienced listener. John is an Emmy-nominated writer, story-editor, and producer with thirty years of Experience in the entertainment industry, focusing primarily on animation and children’s television. His many credits include producer/story editor/writer of the Fox animated TV series, “Spider-Man,” and the PBS animated pre-school series, “Jay Jay the Jet Plane;” writer of the English language scripts for the Hayao Miyazaki feature films, “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and “Laputa:Castle in the Sky;” and writer of the Warner Bros. live-action feature film, “Class Act.” John has a B.A. from Harvard University
Jesse interviews Jerry about his tribute CD to Frank Zappa titled Frankly A Cappella The Persuasions Sing Zappa– Listen Here
At the age 71, Jerry released his first solo album on a major label that is already critically acclaimed and features the backing of Nashville’s finest recording artists including Jim Lauderdale, the McCrary Sisters, Eric Brace and many more. Tune In
With his new album Just A Mortal Man out this week, his solo debut, and even after half a century in the music business, Jerry says it’s a thrill to see his own name alone on the marquee. A lot of people may be wondering what took him so long. Listen Here
Jesse interviews Jerry about his tribute CD to The Grateful Dead titled: Might As Well: The Persuasions Sing The Grateful Dead (Out of Print) What led The Persuasions to the Dead? According to Lawson it was a dream conjured up by a special request. They’ve done Dylan, Zappa Kurt Weill, Sam Cooke to name a few. Now Jerry adds The Grateful Dead to the Persuasions seemingly unlimited repertoire proving once again that great songs done by a genius arranger and producer transcend categories and labels. Listen Here
NPR’s Tom Ashbrook enthusiastically interviews Jerry about their tribute CD to The Beatles, The Persuasions Sing The Beatles. The Persuasions perform live in studio and discuss the art of making a cappella music. Listen Here