J. S. Lawrence - Pro Musician and performer --- A brief bio (resume' upon request)
J.S. Lawrence also known has Jeff Lawrence began playing guitar at age 9 starting on bass and progressing to guitar.
His musical knowledge started with lessons from Pat Buchanon, who at the time was performing with many famous acts and taught Jeff the basic of playing Blues and rock Guitar as well as lead guitar licks as well as exposing him to the people in the Atlanta music scene in the late 70's early 80's.
Once in the early teen years Jeff began to perform with several local bands, most noteable were Fatal vision from 1986 to 1993 and later as vocalist for Shovelhead in 1999 to 2000.
In 1987 Jeff attended the Guitar Institute of Technology in its very first semester in Atlanta Georgia and recieved a Guitar Major Deploma signed by Jimmy Herring (the allman bros./the dead/widespread Panic) who was his private instructor. The School changed to Atlanta Institute of Music where Jeff completed Jazz courses. Also did a stint as a Guitar Tech on two united states tours with Thrash metal pioneers Hallows Eve.
in 1988 Jeff attended Lander College in Greenwood South Carolina where he studied Music Theory ,Composition, and Classical guitar where he also played percussion in the concert band, bass in the pep band and guitar in the jazz ensemble as well as playing in two local bands.
In 1992 jeff began to write record and perform country music as well as continuing his classical studies.
Albums Scars (classical) and Southern Songs (country were soon released. The Jeff lawrence band began to play around north Georgia as well as performing with CB wilson and Colt 44 and Erin williams band .
During this time jeff went to nasheville and joined The Sherry Holly Band(niece of buddy Holly) and played in Texas and in Little Rock Arkansas for Bill Clinton during his presidential campagn.
In 1998 Heavy metal band Shovelhead was formed with Jeff on Vocals and was short lived but one studio release Shovelhead The Third path was released and is available online everywhere as well as a live cd Live at NINE lives.
In 2001 Jeff Moved to Salt Lake city Utah and began teaching guitar and Bass lessons for On Track music with Great Success and performing with Phyleen Smith Band where jeff played Mandolin and Banjo and Dulcimer and Guitar, one Phyleen cd was released. Jeff also played guitar for Eviction , an alt. metal type group with one cd released.Jeff also released More Scars, Heart of the son, and Progress? albums.
Jeff also started the Dixie music School with two locations
In 2005 Jeff began teaching at the Park City Conservatory in Park City Utah and formed The Jeff lawrence Group, an eight piece Jam band, releasing 2 cds. Performing all over the mountain west with the group or solo Classical guitar in very high demand with a grueling live schedule for the next few years.
Jeff began teaching Privately with one noteable student being The son of Jon Hunstman(former Utah Governer) as well as many other high end clients. Also teaching at several Schools : Park city Schools, south summit Middle,treasure mountain middle,Alpine school sytems , Utah State university(Wasatch campus)
In 2008 Jeff released an Instructional guitar book, The jeff Lawrence Method and Theory , now in its second printing with over 1500 units sold.
Jeff also taught at the School of Rock in Sandy Utah, Winston music in Heber City Utah , Art City Music.
Also performed with Scott Hongell and Monrovia , playing all over Idaho ,Wyoming, Utah,Nevada. Opening for Nazereth.
Also recorded and performed with Karsyn Robb, and Chris Woods
Albums Jeff Lawrence group, The Crossing, Experiments in Open Tunings, Into the now, Lazarus ,were all released in this time period.
Jeff also performed with new Pilgram Baptist church Choir all over utah and on Television.
Jeff appeared on Park city Tv and Channels 2, 4 and 5 in Salt lake city.
Jeff started the Uinta conservatory of arts in Kamas Utah as well as Lawrence Guitars
in 2010 Jeff joined country group Jagertown and began to tour the Mountain West, opening for Colt Ford, Restless Heart, Frankie Ballard, Tracy Lawrence, Brett Eldredge . With one cd release called Sleeping with your Boots on. Also performing with Mountain Metal pioneers Tombstone Jesus
in 2011 Jeff moved to Southern Utah and began performing with his Band J Law and Warhorse and with Dakota nights.
Jeff started a radio show called Guitarmeggedon that aired wednesday mornings on Ktim
Jeff also taught guitar for Southern Nevada University in mesquite Nevada.
In 2014 Jeff and family returned home to North west Georgia . Albums High Desert Country, Georgia Jazz textures are released and are great works and culminations of years of craftsmanship.
The Faceless man a compilation of jeff lawrence orchestra pieces and acoustic pieces released world wide
Wood and Wires a compilation of jeff lawrence solo acoustic tracks is release
Melodies and Madness best of The electric tracks is released world wide
Jeff appeared on Atlanta and company on channel 11
Newest cd release is The listener effect
Jeff currently taught private lessons for ponier music in marietta Georgia and cherokee music center and during this period opened for Larry Carlton in Cartersville Ga. and did a few solo shows and a few shows with warhorse in Kennesaw Ga.
26 albums available on all online music outlets including i tunes, spotify, rhapsody ect.
my book is available here for 19.99
Jeff currently resides in the Ogden Valley and is currently seeking booking in the mountain west
and latest album is the Guitar and I available on all online outlets
Also sing and front Tombstone Shadow C.C.R. Tribute act
OTHER JEFF LAWRENCE PROJECTS
I create and produce the podcast Southern Man Western Town
I am Pro wrestlers Scar Van Bane, and Doom Lebeau (semi retired)
I am pro wrestling Manager/announcer Doc Skurlock
I have performed with Billy Gunns , Road Dawg, Al Snow, Chris Masters, Tommy Rich, Mike Sanders, Rhyno,Tammy Lynn Sytch
I have worked for Acw Axw War Nwa Ssa Pcw Tdw and many more
inquire about bookings
I also Promoted live music, comedy and wrestling shows in Cartersville Georgia and park city Uta and Salt lake
I am also inventor of Fire in the hole Emergency flame kit
and Csc Security App for I phone
Jeff also ran for Mayor of Kamas Utah barely losing the race and plans to return to politics