Lawson Rollins: Speeding On the LA Freeways

Santa Anna Winds by Lawson Rollins

I’m always amazed at what “goes over” great on YouTube.

Either I was asleep or I wasn’t paying attention.

Here’s a video by guitarist Lawson Rollins who is said to collectively have over 7 million views on YouTube. This video which features the song entitled Santa Anna Winds has over a million on its own. The song itself sounds to me like a series of scale exercises made to form a song.(think it should be re-named to “Speeding On The LA Freeways.”)

It’s a cool idea and Lawson nails it for sure… AND for sure it has attracted way more than the usual small amount of views which can be expected from classical music.

Here’s Lawson Rollins Bio:

“Guitarist and composer Lawson Rollins has received worldwide attention through his critically-acclaimed, Billboard Top 10-selling solo albums, widespread radio airplay, eclectic collaborations with other artists from around the globe, and sensational performance videos - The Fire Cadenza,Santa Ana Wind, and Locomotion - which have been seen by millions of broadcast television and internet viewers to date, including over 7.5 million alone on Youtube. Lawson’s genre-defying sound on the guitar has earned him rave reviews in the media: Guitar Player Magazine states, “He possesses ungodly classical chops, with dazzling speed, uncanny accuracy, and a beautifully delicate touch.”

On his albums of original music he has collaborated with a host of Grammy Award winners and nominees, including violinist Charlie Bisharat, iconic Brazilian singer Flora Purim, legendary percussionist Airto Moreira, Cuban drummer Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez, and Persian kamencheh masterKayhan Kalhor, to name a few. His albums have spawned severalBillboard Top 30 contemporary jazz radio hits, including “Infinita” from the album INFINITA, “Daybreak” from the album ELEVATION and the Billboard #1 chart-topper, “Moonlight Samba,” from ESPIRITO. Most recently, Lawson was asked to serve as ‘Celebrity Guest DJ’ on the popular Sirius-XM satellite radio channel ‘Watercolors’, broadcast to 23 million subscribers”  read more