Erik Lawrence

 

Erik Lawrence is a Saxophonist, Flutist, Sound and Vibrational Healing Practitioner Educator, Journalist, published Poet and Photographer. Beginning his saxophone and flute career playing at five, he performed on his first record at eight, taught in colleges since he was eighteen, including Williams College and Dartmouth. He has played, toured and recorded with legends including three time Grammy award winner Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Buddy Miles, Chico Hamilton, Sonny Sharrock, Aretha Franklin, Spin Doctors, Glen Hansard, Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, Dr John, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Tibetan flute master Nawang Khechog, Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and countless others, many of whom he considers mentors and sound healers as performers. He's played on just about every major television show, stage and music festival in the world. He is currently a member of The Midnight Ramble Band (Levon Helm Band), Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 (with Henry Butler and Steven Bernstein) and The Levin Brothers (with Tony Levin and Pete Levin). He has been studying world music and has traveled the world performing, studying and collecting and learning to play flutes.