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Lawrence Rothman

Acclaimed songwriter, musician and producer Lawrence Rothman returns with their highly-anticipated new album, The Plow That Broke the PlainsApril 26 on KRO Records. 

Born in St. Louis, MO and now based between Los Angeles and Nashville. Lawrence is known for their genre-bending work, which includes their most recent album, 2021’s acclaimed Good Morning, America (feat. Lucinda Williams, Amanda Shires, Marissa Nader, Girlpool, etc) as well as their work as a producer and songwriter for artists including Angel Olsen, Margo Price, Amanda Shires, Kali Uchis, Girl in Red, Alison Mosshart, Kim Gordon and more. 

For this next chapter in their ever-evolving artistic career, Lawrence arrived at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios to make an album that stands as a testament to resilience—capturing the strength and lessons salvaged from a very personal eating disorder, while addressing themes of addiction, gender identity and societal pressures. Recorded primarily live, with an emphasis on first takes, the 13-track album was  produced and mixed by Lawrence Rothman and Yves Rothman (Yves Tumor, Blondshell), with contributions from  Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires and S.G. Goodman. Rooted in Lawrence’s upbringing surrounded by folk and country music in Missouri, The Plow That Broke the Plains is a snapshot of their most unfiltered self. 

Describing the recording process, Lawrence shares, “The Plow That Broke the Plains” is me not hiding behind any persona or mask and just being myself and putting that uncensored self into the words and recordings no matter how painful the confrontation was.

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