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    1 :: And Nothing But The Bass: Live At The Troubadour (2000)
    2 :: Not Dancing For Chicken (2002)
    3 :: Lessons Learned From An Aged Feline Pt 1 (2002)
    4 :: Grace And Gratitude (2004)
    5 :: Lessons Learned From An Aged Feline Pt 2 (2004)
    6 :: Behind Every Word (2006)
    7 :: Lessons Learned From The Fairly Aged Felines (2006)
    8 :: Ten Years On: Live In London (2010)
    9 :: 11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything (2011)
    10 :: Believe In Peace (2012)
    11 :: What The Mind Thinks, The Heart Transmits (2014)
    12 :: A Crack Where The Light Gets In (2015)
    13 :: The Way Home (2015)
    14 :: Colony Collapse Disorder (2016)
    15 :: The Surrender Of Time (2016)

    Steve and Lobelia Albums:

    16 :: Live In Nebraska (2008)
    17 :: Live So Far (2010)

    Other Collaborations:

    18 :: Conversations (Steve Lawson and Jez Carr) 2002
    19 :: For The Love Of Open Spaces (Steve Lawson and Theo Travis) 2003
    20/21 :: Live in Cambridge (Steve & Theo, previously unreleased, double length official bootleg) 2005
    22 :: Numbers (Lawson/Dodds/Wood) 2008
    23 :: Slow Food (Steve Lawson and Trip Wamsley) 2010
    24 :: Infrablab (Trip Wamsley and Steve Lawson) 2010
    25 :: Hidden Windows(Steve Lawson and Neil Alexander) 2012
    26 :: Invenzioni (Steve Lawson and Mike Outram 2012
    27 :: Nothing Can Prepare (Steve Lawson and Andy Williamson) 2012
    28 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 1 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    29 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 2 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    30 :: Diversion (Steve Lawson and Jon Thorne) 2014
    31 :: Marinate (Steve Lawson and Julie Slick) 2014
    32 :: Ley Lines (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2015
    33 :: Language Is A Music (Steve Lawson & Michael Manring) 2016

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I was delighted to be booked to play at the London Bass Guitar Show this year. It's a wonderful event, and one I would be at even if I wasn't playing.

I was asked to play solo, which was definitely the plan, until the first day of the show. Jon Thorne is a musician and friend I've known for years, whose playing and writing I've admired and been inspired by, and who I've wanted to play with for a long, long time. So when I saw he was there, I asked if he had his bass with him. Which he did.

No time like the present, eh? The plan was that I'd play a solo tune to start the gig, then he'd join me and we'd improvise. If it went well, we'd play the rest of the set together. If it wasn't working, he'd head off and I'd go back to playing solo.

He played the rest of the set with me :)

This is the recording of it, no edits, just mixed and mastered - this is why my live rig is also my recording set up. To capture moments like this, moments when the plan gets thrown out of the window in favour of a bigger plan. The diversion that leads to unexpected beautiful places.

Expect more.

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released June 2, 2014

Steve Lawson: fretless 6 string bass (1), fretted 4 string bass (2), recording, mixing, mastering, photography.

Jon Thorne: Double bass, inspiration.

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The UK's most celebrated solo bassist, here with lots of looped/layered solo albums, & collaborations, most notably with genius singer Lobelia. Dig in deep, there's a lot to discover.

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Track Name: Diversion
I was delighted to be booked to play at the London Bass Guitar Show this year. It's a wonderful event, and one I would be at even if I wasn't playing.

I was asked to play solo, which was definitely the plan, until the first day of the show. Jon Thorne is a musician and friend I've known for years, whose playing and writing I've admired and been inspired by, and who I've wanted to play with for a long, long time. So when I saw he was there, I asked if he had his bass with him. Which he did.

No time like the present, eh? The plan was that I'd play a solo tune to start the gig, then he'd join me and we'd improvise. If it went well, we'd play the rest of the set together. If it wasn't working, he'd head off and I'd go back to playing solo.

He played the rest of the set with me :)

This is the recording of it, no edits, just mixed and mastered - this is why my live rig is also my recording set up. To capture moments like this, moments when the plan gets thrown out of the window in favour of a bigger plan. The diversion that leads to unexpected beautiful places.

Expect more.
Track Name: A Place Of Beauty
I was delighted to be booked to play at the London Bass Guitar Show this year. It's a wonderful event, and one I would be at even if I wasn't playing.

I was asked to play solo, which was definitely the plan, until the first day of the show. Jon Thorne is a musician and friend I've known for years, whose playing and writing I've admired and been inspired by, and who I've wanted to play with for a long, long time. So when I saw he was there, I asked if he had his bass with him. Which he did.

No time like the present, eh? The plan was that I'd play a solo tune to start the gig, then he'd join me and we'd improvise. If it went well, we'd play the rest of the set together. If it wasn't working, he'd head off and I'd go back to playing solo.

He played the rest of the set with me :)

This is the recording of it, no edits, just mixed and mastered - this is why my live rig is also my recording set up. To capture moments like this, moments when the plan gets thrown out of the window in favour of a bigger plan. The diversion that leads to unexpected beautiful places.

Expect more.