Lawrence Blatt is...
...a multiple award-winning solo artist renowned for his compositions for finger-style guitar. His heartwarming music consists of layers of guitar decorated with luscious melodies and percussive moods. He often plays in open tunings with a single guitar used to create the rhythm, bass and lead melody. He has won multiple ZMR Music Awards, Independent Music Awards and Peace Song Awards.
Growing up in Indiana, Lawrence began studying the violin at the age of eight. In junior high school, he was a member of the Indiana Youth Symphony. He also studied the bass, and he took up the guitar at the age of 12. He graduated from Indiana University, where he studied music and microbiology. Moving to Los Angeles, he acquired a masters and a Ph.D. in science, which is reflected in many of his recordings. He spent five years living in Boulder, CO, where he studied guitar with Laurence Juber; Pierre Bensusan and Brian Gore have also been his teachers along the way.
Lawrence moved to San Francisco in 2001, and still resides in the Bay area. In 2006, he self-released his debut album, Out of the Woodwork, on his newly-established LMB Music label. It earned him a designation as Best New Artist by the trade publication New Age Reporter. His second album, Fibonacci's Dream (2008), was inspired by the concepts of 13th Century mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, which reached number two on the New Age Reporter chart. Having produced his first two albums himself, Blatt turned to renowned new age guitarist Will Ackerman at Imaginary Road Studios to produce his third album, The Color of Sunshine, released on May 5, 2009, followed by the highly-popular albums Emergence and Longitudes and Latitudes.
In 2015, Lawrence decided to invite a unique group of friends to compose and record live together, and FLOW was born. FLOW is a four-piece ensemble comprised of Grammy-winning guitarist and producer (and Windham Hill Records Founder) Will Ackerman, Lawrence, and two of today’s most-acclaimed independent artists, Fiona Joy Hawkins and Jeff Oster. FLOW is an anagram of the group’s names Fiona Joy Hawkins (Australian Pianist/Vocalist), Lawrence Blatt (acoustic guitarist), Jeff Oster (Flugelhorn master) and Will Ackerman. Lawrence's LMB Music has released two award-winning albums by FLOW, the self-titled debut Flow (2016) and Promise (2019).
An avid traveler, Lawrence shares his stunning international travel photography on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.