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Doyle Lawson slates new CD

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 – Doyle Lawson celebrates 30 years of recording with Quicksilver with his 34th release - "Lonely Street" (Rounder) on May 5. The album, produced by Lawson, features 12 bluegrass and gospel tracks.

Lawson co-wrote one of the songs, Down Around Bear Cove, with Josh Swift. "Swift started this instrumental," said Lawson. "He wrote the first part, and I wrote the bridge. It's a catchy tune with some elements of swing, as well as bluegrass. We had fun jamming on this one...It's a little harder to play than it sounds, and we love the challenge."

The disc is Lawson's third for Rounder. Songs are:
1. Monroe's Mandolin
2. Lonely Street
3. Ain't A Woman Somebody When She's Gone
4. Big Wind
5. Oh Heart, Look What You've Done
6. The Human Race
7. Call Me Up and I'll Come Callin' On You
8. Yesterday's Songs
9. Down Around Bear Cove
10. Johnny and Sally
11. My Real World of Make Believe
12. When the Last of Our Days Shall Come

Lawson also is hitting the road. Tour dates are:
March 28 Lancaster Arts Building, Lancaster, PA
April 4 Georgia Mountain Center, Gainesville, GA
April 5 Carter Fold, Hiltons, VA
April 9 Two Rivers Bluegrass, Expo, Leakesville, MS
April 10 Point Pleasant High School, Point Pleasant, WV
April 25 Empire Polo Field, Indo, CA
May 7-9 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's BGF, Denton, NC
May 16 Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival, Sevierville, TN
May 17 Koka Booth Ampitheatre, Cary, NC
May 30 Little Nashville Opry, Nashville, IN
June 12 McGukin Civic Center, Cullman, AL
June 13 Festival of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY

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