Ian Lawler is a visionary on guitar, able to make fine art by precise execution and deep passion.
- Speech, of Arrested Development”
“Ian Lawler is a great guitar player, at home in many musical settings, and now stretching out as a singer and composer of his own material. With his upcoming move, Charlottesville is about to lose a major resource.
- Bobby Read, of Bruce Hornsby and the Noise Makers”
“A monstrous musician.
- Charles "King" Arthur, guitarist for Slaid Cleaves”
“When Ian was in my band, he added a tasteful, nuanced touch to every performance. Now, on his debut record, he develops that subtle swing into melodic perfection, settling into every groove with harmonious ease.
- Mariana Bell, singer/songwriter”
“Lawler has the illest jankets in the game. And he's incredibly tall!"
- Mayer Hawthorne”
“This album has some of the finest pop songwriting I've heard in years, and I say this after at least 10 complete listens over the past two weeks. It sticks in your head. McCartney-esque melodic stylings, real lyrics, and superb instrumentation throughout. In all, a very musical and moving performance worth every penny.
- Ben Stevenson, 3 time Emmy winning producer”
“You can call him a guitarist – and singer – for all seasons... The CD, available on his website and on iTunes and CD Baby, is a well-recorded collection of adult pop and rock songs featuring horns, percussion and even a Weissenborn lap slide guitar on one track. Lawler wrote all the tunes, and he sings and plays guitar. His guitar sound is crisp and clear, a full-bodied, palatable tone. Particularly lovely are back-to-back instrumentals dubbed "Lullaby Suite I: Path Less Traveled" and "Lullaby Suite II: Sweet Dreams."
- Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News music critic”