Lawnie Wallace released her highly anticipated studio album The Lost Years, last August after a 10-year hiatus. She has worked hard since then to bring the right band members together to create the perfect sound for her next album to be recorded in November of this year. Lawnie is now working with bassist Chris McAleer, drummer Graham Mackey from Hermans End and guitarist Larry Bethune who previously worked with Alannah Myles.
Lawnie has had the opportunity to work with former member of the Canadian alternative rock band Glueleg, Ruben Huizenga. She has also collaborated with Canadian fiddler D’Arcy Good of The Good Band and drummers Dave Carruthers, Ken Griffin and Matt DeMatteo.
Lawnie Wallace began her career in the music industry at the young age of seven when she sang a song she wrote called The Trees are Green at a benefit concert for Barrie tornado victims. This performance led to great demand and she was invited to sing for many high profile events. Lawnie landed an artist’s development deal with Warner Chappell, which was followed by a publishing deal with TMP Publishing. Before the age of 18, Lawnie secured a major record deal leading to the debut of her first album, Thought I Was Dreaming. The album made it to the top 10 charts consequently taking her on a major cross Canada tour with several high rotation video on Country Music Television (CMT). She has also had the privilege of landing a significant position working with students wanting to be in the Radio and Television industry. Her career pause allowed her to experiment with new sound she dubbed ‘Southern Fried Techno’, which led to a recording of the album,OOKEE based on her childhood nickname. She had placed top 10 in an international song writing competition and received an honourable mention with one of the songs from the Ookee album called “Sugarland”, a song she co-wrote with her current producer Ruben Huizenga and father William Wallace.
After her break from the stage and the industry, she had time to reflect and delve further into herself and her music. She is back in full force and is ready to rock the stage with her new full band.