Jo-Ann Lawton

London [Folk, Rockabilly, Easy Listening]

 
 
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Jo-Ann Lawton: beg to be different
Jo-Ann Lawton has been around the music scene since the 1980’s …. For full bio, visit:-
http://www.jo-annlawton.com

Jo-Ann Lawton earned a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination (for Best Vocal Group) in 2007 with Sirens, a group she nurtured throughout it’s 14 year lifetime, but which disbanded in September of 2009. Sirens had performed across North America & recorded 4 CDs, (two of them with the all-Canadian folk label Borealis[www.borealisrecords.com].

Jo-Ann has one solo CD. All the music on all these CDs is “original”, the majority penned by Jo-Ann , some co-writes, others written by other members of Sirens.

Jo-Ann’s song writing, influenced by the musical styling of the 40s, crosses the boundaries between contemporary folk, rock-a-billy, blues and country…from heartrending ballads to upbeat sing-a-longs with a dash of humour.

After the disbanding of Sirens and going through several years of tough personal & family issues, Jo-Ann has struggled to find her musical niche, mostly abandoning her songwriter/singer roots during that period, in which she spent most of her time and musical energies helping to forge a motley ensemble of ukulele playing ladies into a cohesive entity: the Ukellettes[www.showcaseyourmusic.com/ukellettes]
The Ukellettes now perform at various functions around the area, and perform a 2 hour concert regularly every other Friday. {In 2013: 1st Friday of the month at the LIFE*SPIN Living Room ; 3rd Friday of the month at the East Village Coffeehouse}.

Since she discovered the ukulele, Jo-Ann has added many traditional and old-time-favourite songs to her repertoire. You might find her playing at various Old Folks Homes in the area, either solo, or in various Ukellette combinations.

In the summer of 2011, Jo-Ann made a step forward in returning to the scene as a solo singer/songwriter, and played a two hour concert every other Friday evening at a local coffeehouse for a full year until June of 2012. Family matters prevented her from continuing down that pathway, but hopefully she’ll be ready to pursue that goal again shortly.

You can also find Jo-Ann at this MySpace website.[www.myspace.com/joannlawtonsolo]
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TobyOctave
{ 04-11-2012 19:35 }
HEY, I REALLY LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE ON HERE AND WOULD LOVE TO BE A PART OF IT, PERHAPS PERFORM IF YOU WISH. JUST GET BACK TO ME AND WE COULD WORK SOMETHING OUT. MY E-MAIL IS LINGUIST28@GMAIL.COM
Appleyard/Evans
{ 02-18-2011 11:50 }
Great showcase with nice vocals. A worthy 5 from me. Good luck. Lynn
The Vamp
The Vamp says:
{ 11-29-2010 03:19 }
I just LOVE you! Excellent and charming~ 5 stars from me! You go girl!
Melanie
Melanie says:
{ 06-07-2010 20:38 }
AWESOME!!! My very favourite singer-songwriter of all time!!! What an INSPIRATION!!!
mooseguy
mooseguy says:
{ 06-07-2010 13:36 }
You just keep getting BETTER! I am proud to be able to say that I have had the privilege AND pleasure of jamming with you on one or two occasions. Take care and keep making great music. G
SAM
SAM says:
{ 01-28-2009 03:46 }
Hi Jo-Ann, I am impressded by your lyrics and your singing - worth more than my five. All the best!
Broanna Leigh
{ 01-16-2009 02:36 }
love your sound, good luck in all you do. broanna x big 5 from me x
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 08-20-2008 14:21 }
Can see you really enjoy yourself and your songs and lyrics are great. Well done and keep doing what you're doing. 5 from us to you.
ASongsmith
{ 06-04-2008 12:00 }
Great songs, and your enthusiasm is infectious (loved the Satan video). Nice dining-room too;-) A high 5 from me.
Les
Les says:
{ 12-01-2007 11:34 }
WOW Jo! Excellent work! Always been a big fan,as you know, and getting more so with each Jo-Ann Lawton venture you undertake. Beatiful music. I'll see you at one of you concerts soon.
Wendy Risoli
{ 10-25-2007 17:14 }
Jo-Anne. I just love you girl. How you doing? I'm Albertan originally. Come see me ok? I'm giving you a 5. I"m an old artist, who's had challenges to face, you make me want to keep singing. Wendy Risoli
Ja
Ja says:
{ 10-25-2007 09:24 }
gave a five,your something eles.keep on lady,you kick ass
Melissa Greenwood
{ 09-04-2007 13:16 }
WELL I AM NO PRO LIKE THAT BUT YOU DEFINETLY GOT IT LADY I LOVED IT I WRITE MY OWN STUFF COME BY MY SITE SOON AND SEE AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK I GAVE YOU A HIGH 5555
mandoK
mandoK says:
{ 08-25-2007 20:07 }
Jo-Ann is wonderful....and her songwriting workshops are so amazing. It's like a dance, she weaves in and out as needed during this emotional path and the end results are ALWAYS profound. Working with her is a JOY!!!!
Phil and Tracey
Phil and Tracey says:
{ 08-14-2007 18:27 }
Awesome stuff! Love the music.. you have a fantastic voice
tanya lynn
{ 08-09-2007 22:55 }
hi made me proud you are very talented but i dont think age matters as long as we follow our dreams we should do what our talents are and let others enjoy i gave you a 5
STEVEN J (ChicaGo)
{ 08-09-2007 19:17 }
for your age GOD BLESS YOU, i can see he did in many ways,got my support, 5, H I T B A C K
Dangerous Age
{ 08-09-2007 18:54 }
great songs and a 5 for you
MICK MARRIOTT
{ 08-09-2007 04:01 }
Good voice,nice tempos,if you ever visit the uk i'll be there