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"The words and music of Ahrens and Flaherty"
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"There is "singing" and then there is "song", and they are not the same. There is "craft" and there is "art", and they are not the same. As a singer, Lawrence serves the words and the music- that is his craft. As an artist, he blesses them with heart and with soul - that is his song.
It's been said that music is the art that bypasses the intellect and goes straight to the soul. It's also been said that singing is the art that comes closest to prayer. Whether it's pure and precious, witty or wry, there is something sacred about music when it leaves Lawrence's lips, something that holds tight to the mystery of things, something that makes us swell with longing, and be grateful for smiles.
If "prayer" is too strong a word, try "gift". Giving is what Lawrence does when he sings. He gives his song to those who hear it. He makes it their own.
There are a great many singers and a great many songs. Lawrence Hamilton is one of the few "singers with a song".
Now please enjoy "Make Them Hear You".
Joan Vail Thorne