For Americana singer Michael Paul Lawson, the corporate middle chapter of his life is best left closed. Lawson’s since doubled down on his familial roots as a musician, swapping out the NYC suit-and-tie grind in favor of the idyllic Norfolk, Virginia. This welcome change of scenery prompted a new era of songwriting for Lawson, whose lyrics evoke tried-and-true artists like John Prine as much as they do contemporaries like Jason Isbell.
After linking up with Noah Gundersen producer Daniel Mendez, Lawson jumped locations once again to record his debut album right here in Austin. It was here that Lawson endured a tumultuous relationship with his father sixteen years before and where he now began to reconcile that on his debut full-length Some Fights You’ll Never Win. The seven-song EP is out July 12th and to put you in Lawson’s head beforehand, sit back and soak up “Wolf By The Tail”!