Bluenose B

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Working under the name Bluenose B since the 1980s, Liverpudlian songwriter Stephen Lawson is a child of one of our toughest city’s harshest estates

Bluenose B

Not your average folkie!!! Working under the name Bluenose B since the 1980s, Liverpudlian songwriter Stephen Lawson is a child of one of our toughest city’s harshest estates, an environment to which he returned after qualifying as a mental health professional. Unsurprisingly, his hard-edged indie-folk reflects his experiences as both participant in and observer of those who have been left behind.

As a musician his pedigree can be traced back to the second Scouse Invasion, playing in bands alongside the likes of Echo and The Bunnymen and The Teardrop Explodes, plus enjoying the support of the legendary John Peel, among others.

More recently, his writing has become increasingly folk-oriented, as he looks to tell the stories of people at the margins, often forgotten, frequently overlooked, but while their lives can be hard, there is also richness, fulfilment and hope.

On his recent album, The Lost Estates, Stephen recruited Merry Hell’s Virginia Kettle to give his songs a voice, aided and abetted by the band’s guitarist, John Kettle, who also undertook the production duties, having worked with Stephen over many years.

Having previously sought other musicians to deliver his songs, Stephen has just released a new album Hoping For Purgatory on which he takes centre stage. Once again, he has a supporting cast of Merry Hellers, but the songs are very much Bluenose B.

Stephen is now looking for limited gigs and has a new album in the pipeline.

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