Benton Lawson is a dynamically diverse singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a quality style, personality, and sound. Lawson has more than a star-status persona and shares his emotions vividly through the music. Lawson’s original music identifies as a soulful rock with deep roots of blues, soul, r&b, funk, and rock. He is influenced by many greats such as B.B. King, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, U2, Prince, George Strait, Dave Matthews, Justin Timberlake, and John Mayer. Benton never fails to surprise his audience with the versatility of his voice, the intricacy of his guitar skills, and genuine stage presence.
Starting at the age of 12, Lawson taught himself to play by ear. He quickly became known as a mature instrumentalist and began to play for bands around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With the desire to start calling his own shots and create his own sound, Lawson created opportunities by forming the Benton Lawson Band and performing as a solo artist for various clubs and venues.
His multifaceted sound will keep you guessing as he takes you on a melodic journey filled with poetic lyrics and complexly crafted musical phrasing. Lawson is passionate about sharing his hardships, life experiences, and philosophical questions through his music.