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George Lawrence

Hailing from Jackson Mississippi, George Lawrence has lived and worked in the major music centers of Los Angeles, Nashville, and Muscle Shoals Alabama, recording and touring around the world with some of the best musicians and recording artists. He is known for his "deep pocket groove" and his ability to inspire other musicians to play their best. During the nineties, George gained a reputation as one of the top sub drummers in Nashville. Able to fill in with national recording artists on a moment's notice with no rehearsal, George has been working constantly as a "ringer" or "pinch hitter." In 1999 he subbed a couple of gigs with POCO which led to his becoming a member of that band in 2004. Besides playing with Poco, George continues to play on a variety of freelance recording sessions and gigs in and around Nashville, as well as around the USA and abroad.

George is very active in the drumming community both locally and nationally, attending drum festivals and conventions around the country as a performer and clinician. He has taught thousands of students, many who have gone on to become professional drummers and some who have become household name drummers, such as Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Sting, John Mayer, James Taylor).

Some of George's other endeavors include owning and operating George's Drum Shop (1985 - 2010), partnering with Joe Partidge in 2006 to launch Famous Drum Company - makers of pro level snare drums and drumsets, purchasing Not So Modern Drummer magazine (2008) where he works as editor, publisher and photographer, and most recently working on the Blue Book of Drums for Blue Books Inc. which is due for publication at any time.



George Lawrence is an endorser of Taye Drums.