Grace And Gratitude

by Steve Lawson

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    My Solo Albums:

    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)

    Steve and Lobelia Albums:

    12 :: Live In Nebraska (2008)
    13 :: Live So Far (2010)

    Other Collaborations:

    14 :: Conversations (Steve Lawson and Jez Carr) 2002
    15 :: For The Love Of Open Spaces (Steve Lawson and Theo Travis) 2003
    16/17 :: Live in Cambridge (Steve & Theo, previously unreleased, double length official bootleg) 2005
    18 :: Numbers (Lawson/Dodds/Wood) 2008
    19 :: Slow Food (Steve Lawson and Trip Wamsley) 2010
    20 :: Infrablab (Trip Wamsley and Steve Lawson) 2010
    21 :: Hidden Windows(Steve Lawson and Neil Alexander) 2012
    22 :: Invenzioni (Steve Lawson and Mike Outram 2012
    23 :: Nothing Can Prepare (Steve Lawson and Andy Williamson) 2012
    24 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 1 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    25 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 2 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013

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    :: Steve Live in Belgium (45 minutes - MP4)

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    :: "Rock And Roll Is Dead" = Steve's novel.

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about

an album inspired by the 2004 European Elections. Almost called 'Kilroy-Silk's a Bastard', but instead of focussing on the insanity of UKIP, I took their major problem, as I saw it - that being ingratitude for what they had - and turned it back on myself. So did a thematic album (don't say the 'c-word'... concept) about all the things I was grateful for.

The unifying theme of all of them, was that I didn't deserve any of them... hence the 'Grace' bit.

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released 01 August 2004
Steve Lawson - bass/looping/compositions - yup, it's all just me and my basses :)

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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: Grace And Gratitude
The title track is a meditation on the two concepts central to the album. I think Grace and Gratitude go hand in hand. Grace being unmerited favour - if you didn't earn it, you have to be grateful for it, right?

I'm the recipient of Grace on a daily basis, and I try to give as good as I get. Passing on the kindnesses done to me. Infectious goodness.

Sometimes the hardest element of Grace is accepting it - we want to 'pay our debts', but if someone gives us something, we're lost for how to do that. Learning to accept it and pay it forward can help change the world.