Q&A Scene: Jon Lawhon


Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

Our first single is titled “In Our Dreams”. It’s, in a way, about how our world today is in such a fragile state. Just from the perspective of an individual holding on to another. “If the world fell into the sea, would you hold on and drown right here with me” The lyrics are almost poetic in a sense. I’ve heard different interpretations of it from many different people. I believe that’s part of the magic of the song because people can fit themselves into it.

The album “Kentucky” is out April 1st.  13 songs with many emotions and vibes. To me it’s like an audio rollercoaster with plenty of different kinds of songs that people can attach themselves to. We recorded it in Kentucky and produced the album by ourselves. It’s honest, raw and heavy in all the right ways and we simply can’t wait for everyone to check it out!

We are coming to Australia FINALLY in June this year.

June 24th in Sydney at the Factory

June 25th in Brisbane at Max Watts

June 26th in Melbourne at Max Watts

June 28th in Adelaide at The Gov

June 29th in Perth at Capitol

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?

Strangest question ever! Haha That’s hard… Soul food I suppose with lots of spice and flavor. After the meal your stomach is simply stuffed and you are more than satisfied.

Which song resonates most strongly and why?

For the times we’re in currently I’d have to pick our song called “Peace is Free”. It’s about the idea of everyone in world putting their differences aside and just letting peace have its day.

Have you been touring much? Any on the road anecdotes?

Answering this would almost have to be in book form. Our band has been together for 15 years now. Professionally touring for 10 of those years. With 4 studio albums, 1 live album, 1 live DVD and soon to release our 5th record with a complete documentary, we’ve covered a lot of ground in our career.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Rock, Southern Rock, Metal, Blues, R&B, Motown, our friends and family, each other, our fans. [pullquote]Inspiration strikes when you open up your senses and allow the world to affect you in anyway.[/pullquote]

What’s next for you?

Lots of touring for sure. We’ve always been known as a live band and nothing has changed in regards to that. Black Stone Cherry wins it on the ground.

What’s your scene?

Good question. [pullquote]We’re more than a genre unless you can call lifestyle a genre.[/pullquote] We’re Kentucky raised southern gentlemen that absolutely love the feeling of creating honest music and bringing it to the world through albums, music videos and most importantly live performance.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.